Traditional toilet paper is made using hardwood and softwood trees that are cut down, stripped from their bark, and then sent through a machine that deconstructs them into small chips.

The result of manufacturing traditional toilet paper is the deforestation of tens of thousands of trees each day. We are literally flushing our trees down the toilet! 

Not only are millions of trees consumed each year, but potentially harmful toxins contribute to the production of traditional toilet paper. The wood chips are cooked with chemicals like sulfur dioxide to create the pulp that is pressed and dried into paper. Chlorine is used to bleach the paper white, and some brands add artificial scents and dyes.

The truth about toilet paper.

(and why we’re all for bamboo)


Every 24 hours, 27,000 trees are cut down… just to create toilet paper. That’s 15 million trees down the toilet a year and millions of habitats destroyed. In fact, toilet paper accounts for 15% of the earth’s deforestation alone.

Water Consumption

It’s easy to forget the water needed to produce toilet paper. It takes between 12 and 40 gallons of water to produce ONE roll of traditional toilet paper. Bamboo toilet paper uses 30% less water to produce each roll.

There is a better solution.

A paper product can have a reduced environmental impact and offer a safe, clean alternative. As opposed to traditional toilet paper products that contribute to deforestation, bambu toilet paper, made from 100% bamboo, contains no tree byproducts whatsoever.

Why bamboo?

  • Bamboo is actually grass, not a tree! So it can grow up to 3 feet in 24 hours, making it a super sustainable option.
  • Bamboo reduces CO2 emissions, giving you a breath of fresh air. Bamboo is literally a super-plant.

It’s a great alternative to traditional paper products that contribute to deforestation or habitat loss.


The process of making bambu toilet paper begins with harvesting bamboo. Because bamboo is a grass, it begins to regrow as soon as it is cut. There is no need for replanting or further disrupting the natural soil biology because a new shoot grows from the bamboo’s root system already in place.

While the bamboo forest is altered initially, the regrowth rate is exponentially greater than that of a hardwood or softwood tree forest. Far less disruption to the natural environment results from a bamboo harvest.

Bamboo is hearty, grows in various habitats, and easily thrives without adding pesticides or fertilizers. Its water absorption is also more efficient than trees, and bamboo produces up to 35% more oxygen.

Once made into toilet paper, bamboo breaks down and dissolves easily. Because it contains no additives, it disintegrates much faster than wood pulp varieties, making it safe for all pipes, sewer, and septic systems. It breaks down quickly in your system and is 100% biodegradable, taking only weeks to fully decompose compared to years for most traditional toilet paper.

The perks of using bamboo for toilet paper are endless!

We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every box of bambu toilet paper sold.

Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact. We’re honored to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.