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Sustainable Toilet paper: The Life-changing Simple Swap!

I did not expect this swap to be very exciting. In fact, what is so exciting about TP at all? This is not normal TP! Plantpaper toilet paper is amazing and I will never go back to tree paper again. Watch on YouTube below to see for yourself why this is such a great simple swap and how much of a difference you can make by simply switching your toilet paper! 




Most of us don’t think twice about the toilet paper we use, but did you know that traditional toilet paper manufacturing has a massive environmental footprint?


The Simple Truth

  • Daily Consumption: Americans use about 34 million rolls of toilet paper every day.

  • Annual Consumption: This adds up to approximately 36.5 billion rolls per year.

  • Resource Usage: To produce these rolls, it requires 473 billion gallons of water and 253,000 tons of chlorine for bleaching.

  • Energy Consumption: The production process consumes about 17.3 terawatts of electricity annually.

  • Conventional toilet paper production uses 27,000 trees each day!

    • This not only contributes to deforestation but also involves the use of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and bleach, which can have adverse effects on both our health and the environment.


Discovering Plant Paper: A Game-Changer

When I ran out of regular toilet paper, I was running on left over napkins from takeout. Enter my Simple Confession: I've never thrown away a napkin and I was super grateful since I had ZERO other paper products!


Whenever I run out of something I try to replace it with something more eco-friendly as a new swap and this time I happened to be at my favorite store Litefoot and guess what they had.... TOILETPAPER. I figured I might as well make it one stop shopping and that’s when I stumbled upon Plant Paper—a sustainable, tree-free toilet paper made from bamboo. Here’s how it’s totally reinvented the roll!

  • Cost-Effective: Contrary to my expectations, Plant Paper was not much more expensive than regular brands.

  • Dual Texture: This innovative toilet paper features a grippy side for grabbing and a silky side for comfort.

  • Chemical-Free: It’s free from bleach, formaldehyde, and BPA, making it safe for our bodies and the planet.

  • Sustainability Credentials: Plant Paper is FSC certified, and its packaging is 100% recycled and compostable.


Environmental and Personal Benefits

Switching to Plant Paper has not only reduced my environmental impact but also improved my personal health. Traditional toilet papers can leave behind chemicals that lead to various health issues, but with Plant Paper, I feel clean and safe. It’s incredibly soft, and surprisingly, I found myself using much less per visit to the bathroom—just 2-3 sheets for a wee, compared to my previous habits of about 10-15!


Say less: How You Can Make the Swap!


If you’re inspired to try this simple but impactful swap, check out Plant Paper on their website at plantpaper.us. They offer this innovative product in cute, recyclable packaging that speaks volumes about their commitment to the environment.


Join the Movement Towards Sustainability

As we countdown to Earth Day, I encourage you to think about the small changes you can make in your daily life to contribute to a healthier planet. Sustainable toilet paper is just one of many swaps we can make. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks every day until Earth Day!


And don't forget to follow me on Instagram at @ simp.ly.b for more sustainable living ideas.


What are your thoughts on sustainable toilet paper? Have you made the switch yet, or are you considering it? Let me know in the comments below!



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