Why bamboo? More sustainable on all counts
Problem Toilet paper
Regular toilet paper
Regular toilet paper Every day 27.000 trees are cut down for the production of toilet paper.
Masses of forests are being cleared every day to meet the high demand for toilet paper. The production of toilet paper alone is responsible for 10% of all deforestation!
Large paper manufacturers are increasingly turning to tree plantations under pressure from environmental organisations. Still, these monocultures often displace local plant and animal life and require huge amounts of chemical pesticides, fertilisers and clean water.
Recycled toilet paper
Recycled toilet paper shortens the life cycle of wood fibres.
Waste paper can be reused up to 7 times. However, toilet paper can't be recycled, so recycled toilet paper causes paper fibres to disappear from the recycling cycle faster. This stimulates the demand for new wood fibres.
Also, many harmful substances are used to remove ink etc. from the waste paper during the recycling process. It's not only bad for the environment but also often causes skin irritation and other health problems for sensitive users.
Solution Bamboo toilet paper
One of the main advantages of bamboo is that it grows fast. Bamboo can grow up to one metre a day, and you can harvest after just three years. Three years sounds like a long time, but this is impressive compared to other resources usually used for paper production. For example, it takes at least 30 years before you can cut down a pine tree and more than 80 years for an oak.
No chemical pesticides or fertilisers
Another advantage of bamboo is that it is grown without the use of pesticides or fertilisers. Bamboo does not need these chemicals because it naturally contains a powerful fungicide.
Less CO2 emission
One hectare of bamboo absorbs 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, about 35% more carbon and releases 35% more oxygen than trees. By using bamboo as an alternative to hardwood, we drastically reduce our carbon footprint and protect forests.
Bamboo is a grass species that continues to grow after it's been cut, without intervention from farmers. As a result, we can avoid using polluting machinery, and the CO2 emission of the crop stays very limited. Don't worry about the giant panda's food source either, because they eat a completely different type of bamboo than the one we use for our products.
The production technique for making bamboo toilet paper requires water and other materials to be collected, reused and recycled. As a result, not only do we use less energy, but we also use only one-fifth of the water used to convert wood fibres into the same amount of toilet paper.
A sustainable and
high-quality end product
Bamboo absorbs better compared to other resources such as wood, cotton, etc.
The speed at which bamboo paper dissolves in water (< 10sec.) makes it a lot less damaging to septic tanks and sewers.
Suitable for sensitive skin
Bamboo is naturally odour resistant, antifungal, antibacterial and hypoallergenic.
Soft, strong and cool
Natural properties make bamboo stronger than hardwood. It also feels cooler and softer. This ensures a more pleasant user experience.
By replacing wood fibres with bamboo fibres, we save precious trees.
Healthy for your bum
Our bamboo paper is 100% natural and free of inks, colourants and fragrances.
Paper dust free
Bamboo paper does not leave any paper dust, which also makes it suitable for polishing.
Bamboo paper is not only 100% natural, but also 100% animal friendly. This way we can avoid, for instance, animal oils in our production.
Packaging and distribution
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And that's no different with toilet paper. That's why we look beyond the benefits of bamboo and spare no costs nor effort to optimise every part of our business.