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Bamboo Toilet Paper: How is it Made?

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the ingredients in our toilet paper and how the final product is made. After all, we use toilet paper every day of our lives, and it’s virtually as common as the air we breathe (current COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding). However, toilet paper is suddenly on the forefront of your mind when you’re forced to use the nearly see-through one ply stuff in a public restroom and you’d give anything to have access to the good stuff. With billions of people around the world using toilet paper every day, a sustainable solution is needed  to meet the demand without damaging the planet in the process. Bamboo toilet paper offers a sustainable, soft, and strong solution to your bathroom hygiene needs.

How is Bamboo Toilet Paper Made?

If you’ve guessed that the main ingredient in bamboo toilet paper is bamboo, you’d be correct, of course – but it’s not just any bamboo. Bamboo toilet paper is grown in protected and renewable forests in southwestern China, where it can grow an astonishing three feet in just 24 hours! After growing for about a year, the bamboo can be harvested. The bamboo stalks are taken to a facility and then converted into chips of bamboo wood. Next, the chips are boiled, making them softer, and bleached, using elemental chlorine-free bleach. These softer chips are dried out and then pressed into solid plates of bamboo, like giant sheets of toilet paper. The gigantic plates are then combined into huge rolls, which are cut down to normal toilet paper roll size.

What Makes Bamboo Toilet Paper Different?

Bamboo toilet paper is different from regular toilet paper in all the right ways and similar in all the best ones. The biggest difference between bamboo toilet paper and traditional toilet paper is that bamboo toilet paper is sustainably produced and doesn’t damage the environment. Each day, more than 27,000 trees are cut down just to make toilet paper. Toilet paper can’t be recycled, which means all those trees are used once and then never again. Bamboo grows faster than any other plant on earth, is biodegradable, and doesn’t need to be replanted after harvest – it just keeps growing. Bamboo also requires 30 percent less water to grow than hardwood trees, helping to conserve our water supply, and produces 35 percent more oxygen than trees, helping to reduce the effects of greenhouse gases. However, bamboo toilet paper does have some things in common with traditional toilet paper: it’s soft and strong. Actually, it’s softer and stronger! Bamboo is noticeably softer than traditional toilet paper and also has a unique composition that helps aid its quick growth, which means it's naturally strong. When you have strong toilet paper, you don’t have to use as much to get squeaky clean, which also helps the environment.

We all want to do our part to help the environment and preserve our planet for future generations, and bamboo toilet paper is a sustainable solution to bathroom hygiene from start to finish. The best part is that choosing the sustainable toilet paper solution doesn’t require you to sacrifice quality, softness, or strength. You’ll actually get toilet paper that’s noticeably softer and stronger than your standard two-ply, which helps you save money and limit waste. You’ll save money, keep your bottom feeling its best, and protect the planet all at the same time. Bamboo is a renewable natural resource that has the potential to change the way we think about toilet paper and many other products. Why not give bamboo toilet paper a try and see for yourself?

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