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Who wants to talk about toilet paper? No, me neither. But the guys behind Who Gives A Crap have made an essential, but, shall we say, unglamorous aspect of our daily lives a little better for the planet.

Their toilet paper is made from recycled paper (or bamboo if you’re willing to pay a little extra) and 50% of their profits go to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.

This is an unbelievably important issue that is largely ignored by the aid agencies and western countries. Without toilets, disease flourishes causing untold misery and death all for lack of something most of us take for granted.

The great news is that the paper itself is great quality and comes on rolls with twice as many sheets as most other brands. I’ve compared prices with the UK’s leading brand (Andrex) and Who Gives a Crap costs around half as much per sheet. The bamboo stuff is a little more expensive but so smoooth.

So, why not give them a try. Sometimes it seems as though we can’t do much about the policies of our governments, but if we all did a little, then people around the world would benefit along with the environment, and I call that a win win.

You can find the UK shop here.

The US shop is here.

And the Australia shop is here.

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