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Give A Crap About The Planet And Use Tree-Free Toilet Paper

By Fredrica Syren:

Most of us probably don’t think twice about the impact going to the toilet has on the planet. The problem is that we might take wiping our bums for granted, but toilet paper is about more than just wiping bums. Did you know that it takes 37 gallons of water just to make one roll of toilet paper? Now, if that alone is not a good reason for going the extra mile to find better options, then consider the fact that about 27,000 trees are cut down daily, most of them from virgin forests, to make toilet paper which, by the way, is very unsustainable.

Choosing the right toilet paper can help save trees, water and energy, so you’d better choose wisely.

Today, you can find toilet paper made of 100% recycled paper and is wrapped in paper instead of plastic, so all you should have to do is recycle the inner tube and wrapping paper.

I do not buy my toilet paper from the store; rather, I order it from the company “Who Gives a Crap.” Charming name, I know, but this company is great. You can buy in bulk of 48 rolls, which for a family of 5 is great. I love this company not only because I can buy in bulk, but also because it’s delivered to my door and it’s completely plastic free. The toilet paper itself is super soft and strong at the same time, which is important for little bums. The fact that the paper is made with no dyes, inks and scents makes it a winner for me.

Their toilet paper is tree-free and uses only 100% recycled paper fibers, bamboo or sugarcane in order to save water, carbon emissions and trees. Besides toilet paper, they also sell tissues and paper towels.

Furthermore, not only is the company 100% forest friendly but 50% of their profits goes to building toilets. It turns out that 2.3 billion people in the world don’t have access to toilets. This might sound like a joke, but the sad fact is that 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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