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Product Review: Who Gives A Crap® – Toilet Paper that Builds Toilets – 100% Bamboo Fiber Bathroom Tissue

Who Gives A Crap®

This company is on a mission to sell products that are great for the environment and also help people on a global scale.

How are they doing it, you may ask?

~First, they are offering 100% bamboo bathroom tissue, so no trees are used/harmed/chopped down in the production and bamboo is a renewable fiber, as well.

~Second, there is no chlorine, inks, dye or scents used in production, so for those of you who may have sensitivities and/or prefer au naturel, this is the preferred choice for a premium product.

~Third, the rolls of toilet paper are 3-ply and is not something I see so much available in the industry for what I would call “alternative” tree-free paper. I like to have a thicker sheet to use. You can purchase a box of 48 double length rolls and it is delivered to your door with free shipping.

~Fourth, you may not know or realize that recycled paper has BPA which is toxic, and why would you want to use that to wipe in sensitive areas of the body, I know I do not and that is why I even pack it in by bag for day-to-day use and also when I travel, as I don’t always find any stores in the city I am going to, have this as an option. I do call in advance to confirm if they do or not and then make the suggestion to them, if they are not aware of it.

Note: I know this company sells recycled toilet paper on their site, but I need to mention this, regardless, because of the health issue, as maybe the “head hunchos” will see this and do some serious research to understand why it is not a good idea to use at all.

~Fifth, this company, also donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets in places where they are needed in countries that never had this as an option.

Here is the info took off of their website about this:
We think toilets are pretty funny, but we started Who Gives A Crap when we learned that 2.3 billion people (roughly 40% of the world’s population) don’t have access to a toilet. Unfortunately that’s not very funny. Around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes. Luckily, toilets are proven to be a great solution—they provide dignity, health and an improved quality of life. And in case that wasn’t enough, it’s been shown that a dollar invested in sanitation yields $5.50 in increased economic prosperity.

~Sixth, they wrap each roll individually using paper, instead of plastic, which I prefer, even if some think it is wasteful, I disagree. I like the differnt patterns on them and can make a nice display of the rolls in a wicker basket (see pictures of rolls below). You can also reuse the paper for wrapping small gifts or crumbled up and put in a box for packing material.

~Seventh, the rolls are soft, but maybe not as soft for you, if you are used to a product like Charmin, which I do not recommend, but I think the small sacrifice for not super duper soft paper to protect yourself and the environment is worth it!

Here are a list of benefits of bamboo:
1- Renewable resource
2- Absorbs greenhouse gases
3- Fast growth rate
4- Minimal waste
5- Versatile
6- No fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides needed
7- Protects the soil
8- Good for economic development
9- Grows in a variety of conditions

We need more companies to produce & sell bamboo products and for the public to be educated on using them and their benefits.

They also sell facial tissues and paper towels.

For more information and to order products, go to: https://us.whogivesacrap.org

Here are some photos – please click on each one individually to enlarge the images and see info that is written on the paper.

Here is a photo of the double length roll:

Here is a photo of the 3-ply sheets:

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Company Review: Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue

Company Review: Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue in business since 2009

I found out about this company when I attended Expo West, March 2013 in Anaheim, CA. I was handed a flyer and added it to the rest of the materials and samples I received. I always “sift” through everything I take, to see if it will “qualify” for me to try/review them. Before I do anything, I read through the materials given about the product, read more information on the website and then, if necessary, call the company if I have more questions I need answered. Once I see that the product and company lives up to the high standards, integrity and purity that I expect, I am willing to do a review.

I am not merely a “spokesmodel” that represents a product and can sell it because of my name/fame without a clue as to what I am selling to the public. I am a real person who has “extremely high” expectations and standards for what I eat, drink, wear, household products I use and what I put on my skin/body. In addition, with some of the companies/products I’ve reviewed on my blog, I have had a long standing relationship before contacting them for a review and/or interview (I know who they are and how they conduct their business).

When I read about this company from their flyer, I was really “excited” because I never heard of products like this. I have bought bamboo clothing and earrings in the past, but never bamboo bathroom tissue. I read up on it more and contacted the company to send me some product to test out. Thanks, Bobby for your willingness to have me review your bathroom tissue.

Now, before I get into my review of Bum Boosa, I want to talk about the “commercial/mainstream” products that the mass population purchases with Zero knowledge of the damage they are causing themselves because of their ignorance. I am not saying the public isn’t smart, but some are only going to purchase what is the least expensive/generic even if it’s the ideal/best for them. Honestly, some people are “cheap” when it comes to their health, but will spend unlimited amounts of money on their cars, phones, computers, TV’s, clothing, shoes, etc. None of the things mentioned with give you longevity or make your heart or muscles strong and vital.

Now back to bathroom tissue, there are many products out there, such as Charmin, White Cloud, Cottonelle, etc. If you are still reading this, then you must be interested in a better option, if not, then go back to using what you want with no concerns. Otherwise, lets talk about the most ideal and best available product I have found called Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue (ok, now try to say that fast 10 times and see if all the words get jumbled ;-). I received my samples on August 8, 2013 and have been using it for the past few days and I am already a Big Fan! First, it is super soft, more then I thought it would be. It is also the only 3-ply bathroom tissue I have ever used and there is nothing else like it on the market. I found that I need to use less of the product then with the 2-ply.

Also, it is important to remember that you are using a product on a sensitive area of the body and with all the commercial products you are causing chemicals from them to go in through the skin and the private area. Then you many wonder why years later you have some health issue in that region, but don’t relate it to the years of using certain products that are known to be toxic. Also children are more sensitive then adults and they absorbs toxins much more easily as their immune systems aren’t strong and developed as adults. It is important for families to start using the safest products from when their babies are born and not wait till they have an irritation and then need a product to counteract it and likely that will be not be natural and cause even more problems. All this could be avoided if you made the right choices from the beginning.

Besides my experiences, this product has so many pluses/positives benefits to you and the environment:

1- Biodegradable option that is TREE-FREE
2- Renewable and sustainable
3- BPA-free
4- Hypoallergenic
5- Synthetic fragrance-free/Dye-free
6- Elemental chlorine-free
7- Bamboo is a grass that grows rapidly and produces fully mature plants in a very short life-cycle compared with trees harvested for pulp
8- Bamboo sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) suppliers

So what’s the big deal about bamboo? It is 100% renewable and sustainable, even better then recycled. To read more in detail about bamboo go to: http://www.worldbamboo.net

To read more information about this amazing women-owned company that is also a certified B corporation http://www.bcorporation.net and order products, go to http://www.bumboosa.com

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Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

Packaging of Bum Boosa Toilet Tisse

Packaging of Bum Boosa Toilet Tissue

Information on packaging about bamboo toilet tissue

Information on packaging about bamboo toilet tissue

More information about toilet tissue on packaging

More information about toilet tissue on packaging

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