Another sustainability tip to consider this week. Let’s talk about something we use daily….toilet paper. Roughly 27,000 trees are cut down annually to produce TP, but there are some businesses out there committed to making a more sustainable option. Reel uses bamboo instead of hardwood trees to produce toilet paper (as well as paper towels). Bamboo uses 30% less water than hardwood trees and grows significantly faster. In fact, bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth, growing three feet a day. It can be harvested once a year without the need to be replanted. Reel offers a subscription service and ships their products straight to your door in biodegradable shipping materials. Making it convenient while still practicing sustainability. “Who gives a crap” is another business creating toilet paper made from bamboo. They sell other products as well such as paper towels and tissues. Both companies give a portion of their profits to build toilets around the world in areas that need them most, helping to prevent the spread of waterborne illness. I encourage you to research these products and consider if making this switch is right for you!

Costco also carries bamboo TP, 24 rolls for $16.99!