Save the Planet in the Bathroom? The Ultimate Guide to Recycled Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, and More

Save the environment even in the bathroom. These recycled paper products can help you save as many as 27,000 trees per day.

Gone are the days where we consume, consume, consume. People are starting to become more conscious of their carbon footprint and the amount of waste they produce. This has led to movements like veganism, zero-waste, and so many more that have created communities around doing better for the planet.

Paper products are a large financial burden, as they are expensive to produce and are often categorized as waste – an average of 17% of paper produced is considered waste. Additionally, 42% of trees harvested go into the production of paper (you can read about the negative effects of deforestation here).

Recycled paper has many benefits to both the environment and our daily lives. On average, using recycled paper can do the following:

  • Save space in landfills
  • Save energy and water
  • Reduce greenhouse gases
  • Preserve natural resources

Why not bring those benefits to all your paper product usage? Humans consume about 27,000 trees daily for toilet paper. Say what?! Recycled paper bathroom products have gained more traction in recent years, becoming safer and cheaper to use.

Recycled and toilet paper aren't exactly an elegantly worded combination that rolls off the tongue. However, the majority of recycled toilet paper is either made from recycled office paper or bamboo! Want to learn more about a cleaner way to hygiene? Our favorite picks are listed below.

Who Gives A Crap

This humorous bathroom products brand is more than just its funny name: Who Gives A Crap donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. That's no crap! They've donated over $1.3 million to charity and done some pretty cool things for the environment along the way.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • Toilet Paper
    •  3-Ply 100% Recycled Jumbo Rolls
    • Premium 3-Ply 100% Bamboo Double Length Rolls
    • Happy Edition Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper (who doesn't love to gift toilet paper?)
  • Paper Towels: 2-Ply Double Length Rolls made from bamboo and sugarcane
  • Tissues: 3-Ply 100% Bamboo Tissues

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper:
    • 100% Recycled Toilet Paper: $1/roll (Subscribe & save $10: $0.79/roll)
    • Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper: $1.08/roll (Subscribe & save $10: $0.87/roll)
    • Happy Edition: $1.14/roll (Subscribe & save $10: $0.94/roll)
  • Paper Towels: $2.66/roll
  • Tissues: $1.33/box

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Caboo

Caboo focuses a little less on bathroom jokes (unfortunately) and a little more on sustainability. All of their rolls are made from bamboo and sugarcane and they provide tons of sustainability information on their website. The brand even sells products like baby wipes.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • Tree-Free Bamboo Toilet Paper (Individual, 4-pack, 24-pack, 32-pack)
  • 2-Ply Bamboo Facial Tissue
  • Tree-Free Bamboo Baby Wipes
  • All-Purpose Bamboo Cleaning Wipes (Not available on Amazon)
  • Tree-Free Bamboo Paper Napkins
  • Travel Baby Wipes

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper: $1.09/roll (32-pack)
  • Paper Towels: $3.33/roll (6-pack)
  • Tissues: $3.33/box (6-pack)
  • Baby Wipes: $3.15/pack
  • Napkins: $5.49/pack
  • Travel Baby Wipes: $0.91/pack

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Natural Value

Natural Value sells a ton of products including food, paper products, and other home products. Natural Value is often a guest at various trade shows, but you can buy their products on Amazon or at your local retailer.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissue
  • 100% Recycled Paper Towels
  • 100% Recycled Napkins
  • 100% Recycled Facial Tissues

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper: $1.25/roll (48-pack)
  • Paper Towels: $1.85/roll (30-pack)
  • Napkins: $2.68/pack (24-pack)
  • Tissues: $1.63/box (30-pack)

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Brandless

Brandless is slowly becoming a household name after their successful series of Facebook ads and attention-grabbing prices. If you didn't know, everything Brandless sells is $3. By removing branding from their products, Brandless is able to deliver high-quality products at simple and fair prices.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • Tree Free Bath Tissue
  • Tree Free Facial Tissue
  • Tree Free Napkins

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper: $0.50/roll (6-pack)
  • Tissues: $1.50/box (2-pack)
  • Napkins: $1.50/pack (2-pack)

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Field Day

Field Day sells numerous products, all under the umbrellas of kid-friendly, pantry, beverages, or household. The brand sells the highest quality products, made without preservatives, at the lowest prices.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • 100% Recycled 2-Ply Double Roll Bath Tissue
  • 100% Recycled 2-Ply Facial Tissue
  • 100% Recycled Paper Towels
  • 100% Recycled 1-Ply Paper Napkins

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper: $1.56/roll (6-pack)
  • Tissues: $1.99/box
  • Paper Towels: $2.65/roll
  • Napkins: $4.08/pack

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Elemental Recycled Products

Elemental strives to be a new and better way to buy toilet paper, as it's conveniently delivered to your home. Also, it's sustainably produced and made with premium quality at a competitive price. Elemental even shows how its $0.09 cheaper per sheet than Charmin, while providing bigger rolls.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • Premium Bath Tissue

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper: $1.00/roll (48-pack)

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative will ship you safe and sustainable products through their direct-to-consumer business model. What started as three friends looking to do better for every family, has grown to a big online market place for the best of the best.

Quick Facts:

Varieties offered:

  • Tree-Free Jumbo Roll Bath Tissue
  • Tree-Free Facial Tissue
  • Tree-Free Paper Towels

Price per roll

  • Toilet paper: $0.91/roll (24-pack)
  • Tissues: $1.73/box (4-pack)
  • Paper Towels: $1.49/roll (12-pack)

Discounts? Check out their current deals and promotions here.

Reusable Options

If you're looking to minimize your environmental impact even more, there are some more options. And they're reusable.

Before you freak out: cloth or flannel toilet paper often cleans better than paper. Whether you're up for the challenge of reusing your toilet paper or not is up to you, but here's some more information about it. Aside from toilet paper, it's really easy to not use paper towels: cotton rags!

If you're looking to remove the wipe altogether, check out Tushy, the modern bidet that easily clips onto your toilet. For less than $80, you can never have to buy TP again. And that's no crap (I had to do another).

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of options on how to improve your sustainability, even in the bathroom. Recycled bath tissue and other paper products are a great way to lessen your carbon footprint, along with reusable options. You can even get a bidet! However, it's all about finding the option that's best for you.

Want to get sustainable in other ways? Read more about eco-friendly hotels, reusable straws, natural condoms, sustainable shower heads, reusable menstrual products, and vegan fashion.

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