Welcome to my Who Gives A crap paper towels review. For the past 2-months I used these paper towels for different tasks around the house and took notes.
In this review you will find all of the relevant info about WGAC paper towels alongside my personal opinion, and hopefully, it will help you decide whether Who Gives A crap paper towels are right for you.
- 6 Paper towel rolls packed in a cardboard box
- Individually wrapped in paper (Read why)
- Box size 47 cm x 36 cm x 13 cm | 18.5” x 14” x 5”
- Box weight 2.5kg | 5.5 lbs
- Cardboard box sealed with plastic packing tape
- Click here to learn why they use plastic packing tape
- 2-Ply paper sheets
- Each paper towel is 23cm x 23cm | 9″ x 9″
- Each roll has 120 sheets
- Paper towels are made of Bamboo and sugarcane blend (Bagasse)
- No inks, dyes, or scents are added to the paper towels
- The towels are whitened using Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
- B Corp Certified for Environmental Impact
- The inner-tube is made of cardboard
- Each roll is wrapped with colorful paper sheets
- Click here to learn here why each roll is individually packed
- Who gives a crap paper towels are go through a whitening process using Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).
- This is not the typical harsh chlorine commonly used for bleaching but a more gentle option.
- Click here to read why they choose to whiten their paper products.
- The box’s plastic packing tape is the only non-recyclable waste of this product
- All other materials are recyclable; paper and cardboard
- Click here for amazing uses of the wrapping paper and the cardboard tubes
- For the 2-months prior to writing this review I used only who gives a crap paper towels for tasks around the house.
- I must say they performed just like any other paper towels I’ve used before
- They feel a bit rougher than regular paper towels but that might be an advantage
- Towels might feel a bit shorter than what you’re used to. 23cm x 23cm | 9″ x 9″
- In my absorbance test I spilled 1 spoon of water on a a regular wooden pulp paper and on who gives a crap bamboo and sugarcane blend paper towels.
- The results show that both types of paper towels absorbed in a similar manner with a slight advantage to the bamboo and sugarcane blend paper towels.
- Who Gives A Crap was founded in 2012 through an indiegogo crowdfunding campaign
- It all started with the realization that up to 40% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a toilet (!) which is part of the cause to over 1 million deaths a year due to diarrheal diseases caused by contaminated water.
- Therefore they donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in developing countries.
- They started producing toilet paper without plastic packaging made entirely of recycled paper.
- Who Gives A Crap is donating to a range of organizations related to water and sanitation.
- Click here to learn more about the social cause of who gives a crap.
Where is it made?
Prices mentioned here are true to the date of publishing this review (07-Nov-22)
Who gives a crap products are produced in china and then get distributed by sea freight to the rest of the world. Click here for reasons why they choose to manufacture in China.
- United States: Shipping to all of the US | Distributing from warehouses in both east and West coast | 2-7 business days | orders over $25 are free
- United Kingdom: Shipping to all of the UK | 2-3 business days | Distributing from England | Free shipping on all orders over £20
- Europe: Shipping to many countries in Europe. Click here for the full list. | Distributing from the Netherlands | Free shipping on most orders over €20
- Canada: Currently paused
- Australia: Shipping to almost everywhere in Australia | 1-3 business days for a metro order and 2-5 business days for rural areas | Free shipping on most orders over A$30
- Click here for more up-to-date info about shipping
- All shipping, from factory to end consumer, are 100% carbon neutral (by offset)
Where to buy
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Bamboo vs. paper towels
- In my review I didn’t notice any different in the performance of who gives a crap bamboo towels compared to regular paper towels
- Bamboo is considered to be a lot more sustainable than traditional paper. Read more about it here.
- Bamboo, a type of grass, grows very fast naturally without any tending, irrigation or fertilization while traditional paper requires tending, irrigation and in some cases fertilization, and it grows a lot slower compared to bamboo.
- Click here to read more about why who gives a crap chose to use bamboo
What about reusable cloths?
- Who gives a crap also offer reusable cloths called “The Dream Cloth”
- It is made out of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton.
- It’s a lot more absorbent, reusable and fast to dry
- Some use it as a complementary product to paper towels and some use it instead
- If you’re into reducing waste to the bare minimum reusable Swedish dishcloths are a great solution
- Read more about it here
Would I buy it again?
After reviewing them for 2-months, I would buy these paper towels again for the following reasons:
- The quality of the paper is good and I felt no difference from regular paper towels
- These are almost entirely plastic free (only the packing tape is plastic)
- The sustainable cause of the brand is very impressive (donating 50% of profits to charity)
- I’m deeply impressed with the amount of information ‘Who gives a crap’ deliver regarding their products. All of my answers regarding this product were easily answered by scrawling their website. As someone who investigates products a lot, this is very rare so I highly appreciated it.
- I loved the design : )
What I didn’t like
- I think bleaching the paper towels is unnecessary.
- Who gives a crap explain why they bleach here.
- Basically they are saying that this is what costumers are expecting and that is serving their cause in the best way.
- I think that people who choose to buy sustainable paper towels in the first place wouldn’t mind if their paper towels would be brownish and even more Eco-friendly.
- On the plus side they write here that they are reconsidering it.