Rather than support the tearing down of Boreal forests (where the moose and elk live near the North Pole), switch to online subscription brands that deliver toilet paper made from recycled paper in plastic-free packaging. Less likely to clog drains (than luxury brands) and more affordable and local than bamboo, these are also good for hotels/restaurants that buy in bulk. Serious Tissues have 50% more than supermarket brands, free from dyes and perfumes.
Who Gives a Crap? (50% of profits go to help build toilets in developing countries). This fun company was crowdfunded by a young team, one of whom sat on a toilet until people donated enough to set it up! The company also makes a more luxurious bamboo toilet paper, all are sold in fun funky packaging. Free from scents and dyes, this paper is biodegradable and safe for septic tanks.
Bower Bamboo Toilet Tissue (sold in packs of 9 or 24 rolls) is super-soft and sustainable, made from bamboo for gentle safe use for all the family. Free from fragrance and safe for septic tanks, it’s sold in plastic-free packaging and prices to rival supermarket brands.
Who Would Use Washable Toilet Paper?!
Washable toilet paper may sound vile, but most people only use it after they pee! Similar to washable baby wipes (stash in a wet box), Willowood Washable Toilet Paper are made from single-ply tightly-woven cotton, edged in strong black cotton to easily distinguish from your normal household cloths. They become softer and more absorbent with each wash (some shrinkage may occur on first wash).
Use wet or dry (wring out under tap before use if used wet, or keep a water spray bottle nearby to dampen as you need). Store in a separate laundry bag or bathroom bin, until ready for washing. Wash with biodegradable detergent and allow to dry naturally. At end of life, you can cut them up and add them to your compost heap.