To help give you a better idea of what you can expect from Bampooh, we have put together a quick list of frequently asked questions to help answer any questions you may have. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us by filling out our contact form or giving us a call.
Is Bamboo Toilet Paper Durable?
Yes, of course. In terms of strength-to-weight ratio, bamboo is one of the most durable eco-friendly materials. Bamboo toilet paper contains bamboo fibers with the same characteristics. Due to their strength, the paper does not tear easily. Bamboo toilet paper typically comes in 1-ply or 2-ply varieties that are durable yet gentle on the skin. There is much greater durability in 3-ply bamboo sheets.
Is Bamboo Toilet Paper Rough on Skin?
No, not at all. Because bamboo toilet paper products are tough and durable, there is this notion that they are rough on the skin. Bamboo toilet paper, on the other hand, is incredibly soft and gentle on your skin.
Bamboo toilet paper may be softer than regular and recycled toilet paper, depending on the brand. The manufacturing process of bamboo toilet paper uses no harmful chemicals, so it is gentle on the skin.
Is Bamboo Toilet Paper Better than Recycled Toilet Paper?
Bamboo toilet paper and recycled paper are both Earth-friendly, but what's the difference between them?
Recycling toilet paper is made by taking scraps of paper or wood and using them to produce toilet paper. Bamboo toilet paper is made from natural bamboo pulp. Paper scraps can come from post-consumer waste such as used paper, textbooks, and paper products. It is also possible to produce them out of pre-consumer waste like wood chips and wood offcuts.
In the end, the product is compostable. As a result, fewer trees will need to be cut down to produce recycled toilet paper, which can prevent and reduce deforestation.
The carbon footprint of recycled toilet paper is lower than that of bamboo toilet paper, however, bamboo toilet paper is softer and more durable.
Bamboo Toilet Paper vs Septic Tanks
Toilet paper made from bamboo is septic-safe. The bamboo fibers are biodegradable and will disintegrate completely. Due to the looser bond that holds the fibers together, they do not clog pipes or block septic tanks. As a result, bamboo toilet paper dissolves more quickly when it is wet.
Despite its softness, bamboo toilet paper is strong. When used for wiping, it doesn't easily tear. However, when flushed down the toilet, it completely dissolves. Because our bamboo toilet paper doesn't contain toxic chemicals like bleach, it won't disrupt the microbes in the septic tank that break down waste products further. In contrast, harsh chemicals found in traditional toilet paper can kill microbes, slowing down the breakdown process.
Does Harvesting Bamboo Effect Pandas?
Bampooh sources bamboo from farms and not from forests. The species of bamboo used for pulp-making differs from what panda bears eat.
How Quick Does Bamboo Grow?
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, capable of growing up to 3.5 feet per day.
Is Bamboo Toilet Paper for Me?
If you are interested in switching to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, you should consider switching out your traditional (or recycled) bathroom tissue for bamboo bathroom tissue. In general, bamboo toilet paper is soft and strong, yet breaks down well after use - so well, that you should never again experience clogged pipes or septic tanks. Additionally, bamboo is a highly renewable material that can grow rapidly without requiring large amounts of space or the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Considering bamboo's low environmental impact, it is the perfect material for high-volume staples such as toilet paper.
Why Isn’t Bamboo Toilet Paper White?
There is no chlorine in Bampooh toilet paper. There was a time when almost all toilet paper was made with chlorinated bleach. Some toilet paper companies have switched to an ECF process or Element Chlorine Free process in the last few years as the harmful effects of bleach on our bodies and the environment became increasingly apparent. While this is an improvement over previous methods, Elemental Chlorine particles are still produced, and ultimately make their way into our bodies.
How Much Bamboo Toilet Paper Do I Need
Not sure how much toilet paper you need? No worries! We have put together a handy guide to help you decide how much toilet paper you should order to keep you and your family stocked up! The average person uses 57 sheets of toilet paper per day, which is about 8.6 sheets per bathroom trip. With most toilet paper rolls containing about 200 sheets, you can expect each person to use about 1-1.5 rolls a week. This could equate to around five rolls of toilet paper each week for a family of four, depending on school and work schedules. At Bampooh, we offer several different packages to choose from to get stocked up and save money when ordering in bulk.
Isn't Bamboo a Tree?
According to scientific definitions, bamboo is grass, but in terms of legislation, it is often classified as a tree. As a perennial evergreen grass in the family Poaceae (Gramineae), bamboo belongs to the subfamily Bambusoideae. Of all grasses, bamboo is the largest and the only one that can diversify into a forest. While bamboo is a grass, many of the larger woody bamboo species resemble trees and are often called "bamboo trees".
Is Bamboo Toilet Paper Scratchy?
No, bamboo toilet paper does not feel scratchy. Bamboo toilet paper has always gotten a bad reputation for being scratchy due to cheaper products and simply needing more knowledge or experience with bamboo toilet paper. Bamboo toilet paper has come a long way from the early adoption of this eco-friendly material in toilet paper manufacturing. Most bamboo toilet paper on the market, such as Bampooh, rivals the biggest competitors on the market regarding durability and overall feel when wiping.