Does Bamboo Toilet Paper Block Drains?

Does Bamboo Toilet Paper Block Drains?

We take a look at some of the reasons why bamboo is proven to not block toilet drains and the common misconceptions people have about bamboo toilet paper.

Does bamboo toilet paper block drains?

There is a common concern that bamboo toilet paper disintegrates differently in household drains and that it can cause blockages. This misconception may cause reluctance for people when shifting their purchasing habits, however, bamboo toilet paper does not block drains. 

Instead, bamboo toilet paper is compatible with all different types of sewage and drainage treatment systems, such as public sewage systems/drainage, cesspit tanks, cesspools, package treatment units, septic tanks and so on.

Reasons why bamboo toilet paper is safe for drains

We’ve established that bamboo toilet paper does not block drains and below are some of the reasons why it is absolutely fine for your household system.

Bamboo is 100% biodegradable

Just like regular toilet paper made from trees, bamboo is biodegradable. This means that it is 100% capable of being decomposed by other living organisms and therefore completely avoids pollution. 

The bamboo toilet paper will naturally start to decompose the minute you flush it down the toilet and thus not block the drains. It will continue to fully break down and biodegrade when it reaches waste treatment plants. This is also great for the planet as the bamboo toilet paper releases zero harmful pollution into our planet’s oceans and waterways.

Bamboo toilet paper is soft yet strong

Toilet paper made from bamboo can often have negative connotations of being extremely tough and there are assumptions that it doesn’t disintegrate. These assumptions are completely inaccurate. 

It is true that bamboo is one of the toughest grasses in its natural form, however, after being fermented for 2 months the bamboo fibres become extremely soft; this is why it’s so pleasantly soft on your skin. It does, however, hold onto its strong qualities to make for the perfect sheet of toilet paper. The perfect combination of both soft and strong!

Bamboo toilet paper will not clog and you won’t need a plumber!

Due to bamboo toilet paper starting to dissolve immediately after being flushed, the force of the water from your toilet being flushed helps to move it around and break up the bamboo fibres. Because these bamboo fibres are soft by nature, they easily break up and filter through your sewage system normally along with the water. There will be no clogged toilets and you definitely won’t need to call in the plumber on your weekend off!

There you have it – bamboo toilet paper is certified as drain-safe! It will not block your household toilet drains and, all in all, you should have no problems as long as you use it sensibly! This means not shoving lots and lots of sheets down your toilet at once which is a good idea anyway because the less wastage of any kind, the better!

FUN TEST TO TRY FOR YOURSELF (kids love it too!)

If you don’t believe us, try it yourself! 

Rip off a couple of sheets of our bamboo toilet paper and place them in a bottle that is full of water. Close the cap, shake it several times and the toilet paper will disintegrate in front of your eyes! 

The shaking of the water bottle mimics the force of the water when you flush your toilet, which effectively ‘shakes’ and moves the toilet paper around in circles to make it dissolve. See – perfect for your drains!

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