ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY 24-PACK OF COTTONTAIL TOILET PAPER PURCHASED
Because killing trees can be breathtaking. It’s true, 27,000 trees are cut down daily to supply the demand for toilet paper. One tree planted for every 24 rolls of Cottontail bamboo toilet paper sold is the least we can do to begin replacing all that we’ve removed.
According to University of Southern Indiana, the average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year.
50% of the 300 million tons of plastic produced every year is for single use purposes. National Geographic reported that only 9% of this plastic is recycled.
Meanwhile, a stroll down any grocery store aisle selling toilet paper will reveal a plentiful supply. Many of these brands are made from wood pulp and all of them are wrapped in plastic.
During the height of COVID-19, toilet paper was hard to come by. Major grocery store chains set purchase limits and began establishing senior shopping hours to ensure they can get the items they need.
Disappointingly, those empty grocery store shelves were restocked with the same destructive toilet paper manufactured from trees, fueling climate change.
Giving consideration to the number of trees being cut down to manufacture something so short lived as toilet paper, why not adopt bamboo as an alternative source. The positive impact that can be gained by shifting to bamboo can be planet saving.
A fascinating plant, bamboo is a highly renewable, natural material that has antibacterial, anti-fungal properties and is biodegradable as opposed to plastic.
Growing up to one yard per day, bamboo is one of the fastest growing natural resources on the planet. Known for its strength, durability, and absorbency, bamboo is increasingly becoming the material of choice for toilet paper, clothing, and construction.
While toilet paper is a luxury here at home in the U.S., millions of indigenous people and the worlds climate are directly impacted as areas of tropical forests are destroyed or degraded to supply our demand for toilet paper. Cottontail bamboo toilet paper will forever serve as a platform for change to combat deforestation.
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