Who Gives A Crap vs. Reel | Bamboo Toilet Paper Comparison

Bamboo toilet paper is becoming more and more popular.  There are a variety of companies to choose from that offer bamboo toilet paper.  We will compare two popular brands of bamboo toilet paper and see which one comes out on top: Reel Vs. Who Gives A Crap.

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WHO GIVES A CRAP vs. REEL Bamboo Toilet Paper Comparison

Note that we are only comparing the BAMBOO toilet paper from Who Gives A Crap – they also sell a recycled toilet paper.

Price

Reel: 

Box of 24 $32.99

Box of 12 $14.99 (only from Target)

Who Gives A Crap:

Box of of 48 for $60

Box of 24 for $34

More Toilet Paper Per Roll?

Reel: 

300 Sheets Per Roll

Who Gives A Crap:

370 Sheets Per Roll

Winner:  Who Gives A Crap If you’re looking to change the toilet paper roll a bit less, you’ll like that Who Gives A Crap has more toilet paper per roll.

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Cheapest?

Reel: 

When you do the math, Reel comes out to .004582 cents per sheet for the box of 24, and .004164 cents per sheet for the box of 12.

Who Gives A Crap:

If you get the larger box of Who Gives A Crap (box of 48), it comes out to .003378 per sheet.  If you get the box of 24, it comes out to .0038 per sheet.

Winner:  Who Give A Crap No matter which size box you get from Who Gives A Crap (24 or 48), it comes out cheaper per sheet than Reel.  Keep in mind, Reel is cheaper out of pocket, but it has less toilet paper per roll than Who Gives A Crap, making Who Gives A Crap the cheapest per sheet.

Available in Stores?

Reel:

Yes, the 12 pack of Reel bamboo toilet paper can be bought at Target.

Who Gives A Crap: 

No, Who Gives A Crap bamboo toilet paper is not available to purchase in any stores.

Winner:  Reel Only Reel bamboo toilet paper is available in stores (Target exclusively). 

Subscription Options?

Reel: 

Reel does offer a subscription service.  You can sign up for delivery every 4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 weeks.  Reel will e-mail you a reminder before it ships if you need to delay or skip your delivery.

Who Gives A Crap: 

Who Gives A Crap offers a subscription plan.  You can sign up for delivery of the 24 roll box or 48 roll box every 4, 6 or 8 weeks.  Who Gives A Crap recommends delivery every 4 weeks for 5-6 people, delivery every 6 weeks for 3-4 people, and delivery every 8 weeks for 1-2 people if you get the 24 roll box.  Who Gives A Crap recommends delivery every 8 weeks for 5-6 people, delivery every 12 weeks for 3-4 people, and delivery every 16 weeks for 1-2 people if you get the 48 roll box. They recommend this delivery frequency despite whether you choose the 24 rolls or 48 rolls, so the math doesn’t quite add up but it’s a good place to start.  Who Gives A Crap will e-mail you a reminder before it ships if you want to delay your shipment or change your subscription plan. 

Winner:  Tied.  Both Reel and Who Gives A Crap both offer subscription options that are flexible.

3-Ply?

Reel:  

Yes

Who Gives A Crap:  

Yes

Winner: Tied.

Better Performance?

Although the design is slightly different, the texture and performance of these two toilet papers is very comparable.  Both perform well.

Winner: Tied.

Who Gives A Crap vs. Reel Texture Comparison

Free of Inks, Dyes and Scents?

Reel:

Reel toilet paper doesn’t have inks, dyes or scents.

Who Gives A Crap:

 Who Gives A Crap bamboo toilet paper doesn’t have inks, dyes or scents.

Winner:  Tied.

Plastic-Free?

Reel:

Yes.  Rolls are individually wrapped in paper (which is compostable or recyclable).

Who Gives A Crap:

Yes.  Rolls are individually wrapped in paper (which is compostable or recyclable).

Winner:  Tied Neither Reel or Who Gives A Crap uses plastic in their packaging.

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Philanthropic Efforts?

Reel: 

A Black-owned business that is working to help solve sanitation problems in Africa:

“For every box of toilet paper you buy, we deliver a biodegradable toilet to someone in Africa for instant use.  It comes in the shape of a bag, is self sanitizing, biodegradable, and can be turned into valuable fertilizer.”  This mission was inspired by the experiences of co-founder Derin Oyekan, who is native to Nigeria.  

Who Gives A Crap:

“We give 50% of our profits to WaterAid to build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.”

Winner:  Tied  Both Reel and Who Gives A Crap are doing good in the world with their profits.  You can feel good buying from either brand.

B Corp?

Reel: 

Reel is not a Certified B Corporation.

Who Gives A Crap: 

Who Gives A Crap is a Certified B Corporation.

Winner:  Who Gives A Crap Who Gives A Crap is a Certified B Corp while Reel is not.  To be a Certified B Corp, a company must apply and meet high social and environmental standards.

Packaging & Aesthetics

Reel vs. Who Gives A Crap Box

Reel: 

As you can see, each roll is wrapped in a translucent gray paper and has the Reel logo in white on the front (a lowercase “r”).  The back of the packaging of each roll has information about the Reel philanthropic efforts. 

The outside of the box makes no mention of toilet paper specifically, but does say “reel, Life changing paper.

The inside of the box has a blue design and states “Sit down for what you believe in.” on the inner flap.

Overall, we would describe the Reel packaging and aesthetics to be simplistic and subtle.  

Who Gives A Crap:

The rolls of Who Gives A Crap bamboo toilet paper are wrapped in various prints, all in hues of grey, white, gold and black. 

The back of the rolls also vary – some are fun, some are informational.

The outside of the box makes it very clear what’s inside.  

Overall, we would describe the Who Gives A Crap packaging and aesthetic to be fun and playful.  However, the humor may not be for everyone.  The outside of the delivery box says “Nice bum!”.  Also, if you have kids and the word “crap” is considered a bad word in your house, then this may not be the product for you (as it’s pretty hard to avoid).  

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One special touch that Who Gives A Crap offers is “Emergency Rolls”.  In the box of 48, you get 3 Emergency Rolls of toilet paper wrapped in gold paper.  On the front, it says “EMERGENCY ROLL!! Uh oh.  Uh oh.  Uh oh.  You’re literally living life by the seat of your pants.  If you don’t order more toilet paper soon, there’s no telling what will happen.  Actually, we know – and it’s not pretty”.  On the back, it says “In case of emergency tear open wrapper.  But don’t be that person who forgets to order more.  Seriously.  There’s nothing worse than running out of toilet paper.  Nothing.”

Who Gives A Crap Emergency Roll

Winner:  It Depends.  This one comes down to personal preference.  We consider the Reel packaging to be more subtle and serious, while we consider the Who Gives A Crap packaging to be flashier and less serious (i.e. more humorous).

Final Verdict | Reel Vs. Who Gives A Crap Bamboo Toilet Paper

Both Reel and Who Gives A Crap are good companies that offer bamboo toilet paper.  You really can’t go wrong with either brand in our opinion, but our favorite between the two is Who Gives A Crap.  It comes out to be cheaper per sheet.  Plus we love the added touches and splashes of fun like the  “Emergency Rolls” and different designs the toilet paper comes wrapped in.

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