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Who Gives a Crap: Toilet Paper That Builds Toilets

George Hiley

After learning that 2.5 billion people across the world are without toilets and thousands are dying of diarrhea related illness every day, the team at Who Gives a Crap decided to take a stand, or in this case, a seat.

Who Gives a Crap Co-founder, Simon Griffiths, spent more that 50 hours atop the royal throne in a cold warehouse in a means to raise money to kickstart his idea. With $50,000 and one very empty bladder later, Who Gives a Crap began.

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  • Kevin Shea

    It's Good, but is it effective? With respect, why not just give money to Water Aid directly, and save money by buying seventh generation toilet paper in bulk?

  • Vicki Cheshire

    I have bought this toilet paper and it's quality stuff that gets delivered to your door, is environmentally sound (recycled paper no bleaching etc) and gives much needed $$ to sanitation programs in developing countries. Dare I say - "I feel good whilst 'Giving a crap" ?" It's GOOD! (cliché's abound, sorry about that)

  • Simon Griffiths

    Who Gives A Crap has a mobile website that gives you three toilet related facts or "things to do on the loo" a day. Have a look at www.wgac.me (it only works on your phone).

    You can also order toilet paper from your phone, because let's face it, you're hopefully not going to be near your computer when you realise that you're about to run out!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is awesome. We had a mobile feature on our site for a while called Give a Shit. And basically, if you were sitting on a toilet with your phone (sounds weird but some people do it), you learned about sanitation then could donate to Water for People in the process! The idea came from a company-wide brainstorm and it was fun: http://www.good.is/posts/why-we-give-a-shit-about-toilets