At HeyBambu, our goal is to keep trees out of toilets.

Traditional toilet paper is made using hardwood and softwood trees that are cut down, stripped off their bark, and pulverized into small chips. As a result, tens of thousands of trees are destroyed each day. We are literally flushing trees down the toilet! Additionally, potentially harmful toxins are used to produce traditional toilet paper. Chemicals like sulfur dioxide are used to cook the wood chips down into a 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 day, 27,000 trees are cut down … just to create toilet paper. That’s 15 million trees a year and millions of habitats destroyed. In fact, toilet paper accounts for 15% of the Earth’s deforestation alone. The loss of trees can cause climate change, soil erosion, damage to natural habitats and a host of other issues.

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.

Bamboo offers a safe and clean alternative with less of an environmental impact. HeyBambu toilet paper is made from 100% bamboo. It doesn’t contain ANY tree byproducts.

Why bamboo?

  • Bamboo is actually grass, not a tree! It can grow up to 3 feet in 24 hours, making it super sustainable.
  • 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, which can contribute to deforestation or habitat loss.


HeyBambu toilet paper begins with harvesting bamboo. Because bamboo is a grass, it regrows as soon as it is cut. New shoots grow from the bamboo’s existing root system, so there’s no need to replant or further disrupt the soil. The regrowth rate of bamboo is exponentially greater than that of a hardwood or softwood tree forest and far less disruptive.

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

As toilet paper, bamboo breaks down and dissolves easily. It doesn’t contain additives, making it safe for all pipes, sewer, and septic systems. It’s 100% biodegradable, taking only weeks to fully decompose, compared to years for most traditional toilet paper.
The perks of using bamboo 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 HeyBambu 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.