The short answer is yes. Most bamboo toilet paper will be biodegradable if it is produced sustainably. Here at Bazoo, all of our tree-free toilet paper is 100% biodegradable.
What does it mean to be biodegradable?
Biodegradable means a material or product can be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms over time.
Is bamboo biodegradable?
Bamboo is biodegradable. This means bamboo will eventually break down organically over time, rather than contribute to waste/pollution ending up in our oceans. Sheets of bamboo toilet paper will naturally decompose when exposed to water which means it won’t leave a trace.
Is bamboo toilet paper safe for plumbing?
Bamboo toilet paper will naturally start to decompose the minute you flush it down the toilet. The force of the water from your toilet being flushed helps to move it around and break up the bamboo fibres. It will continue to fully break down and biodegrade when it reaches waste treatment plants.
Because bamboo fibres are soft by nature, they easily break up and filter through your sewage system normally along with the water. This means that even if you have a septic tank, our rolls will be safe for use.
As long as you use our toilet paper sensibly there will be no clogged toilets and you definitely won’t need to call in the plumber!
Want to try it out for 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!
Check out the video below of us demonstrating...
Is bamboo toilet paper safe for the environment?
The fact that bamboo toilet paper is biodegradable is also great for the planet as it releases zero harmful pollution into our planet’s oceans and waterways. Not only is bamboo toilet paper better in this respect, but it also takes less land, water and energy to produce bamboo rolls compared to tree-grown rolls. A winner all around.