Toilet Paper Times

The other week, I went to get buy some toilet paper.

Toilet paper seems to be the hot purchase in a pandemic. At the time of writing, the local supply chain here has been affected. As such, there are many empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle and if you’re lucky enough to stumble across some, there are limits as to how many ‘packs’ you can purchase in a single transaction.

I had also walked to the shops on this occasion and didn’t really want to be the person on the streets barely being able to hold their pack of 24 rolls and also not being to see where they were walking.

Photo by Konstantin Volke on Unsplash

I was faced with fewer choices that I normally would be and also no specials. I decided to purchase a smaller pack of bamboo toilet paper for the first time. I was aware of the option to buy recycled paper toilet rolls but not bamboo.

I came home to start researching and was already amazed to find at least 5 Australian companies already selling bamboo toilet paper. What is the deal with using bamboo? Apparently a lot of good things!

  • Bamboo can grow up to 90cms in a day making it highly renewable
  • Bamboo requires less water and space to grow than trees
  • Bamboo doesn’t require any chemicals to help it grow
  • Can be used to make soft products (like toilet paper and sheets) to hard products such as uses in construction
  • Bamboo toilet paper is 100% biodegradable can break down easily in water and faster compared to conventional toilet paper

What kinds of non conventional toilet paper are they selling near you? Have you or are you willing to give them a go?

13 thoughts on “Toilet Paper Times

  1. I actually have never heard of bamboo toilet paper before, but this sounds fascinating! Especially if it’s a lot better for the environment (and also soft enough to clean oneself up), I would definitely be up for giving them a go!

  2. You are indeed lucky to find some toilet paper although I found a new IGA near me that is always well stocked.
    The supply chain issues are really a big obstacle and the government slow off the mark to tackle it. Shameful.

    1. Good to hear that you have a well stocked IGA near you! I went to have a look again mid last week and there was none. 2 years on and we’re still running into the same issues we were at the beginning!

  3. Oh, this reminds me of two years ago when there was a shortage of TP here in Belgium! I remember going to my usual small store and only finding ONE odd brand that I had never seen before ahaha… definitely not something sustainable or “plant-based”! I hope TP will be back in shelves soon for you!

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