Frequently Asked Questions

Why is regular toilet paper bad for the environment?

Regular toilet paper releases 65% more carbon emissions than bamboo toilet paper, and wipes out 27,000 trees a day. Also, the bleaching used in regular white toilet paper is most commonly chlorine-bleach, which releases harmful toxins into our waterways and damages marine species. That’s why Bazoo’s bleaching method is TCF (totally chlorine free), and considered the most environmentally friendly bleaching method for paper.

Why is bamboo better for the environment?

Bamboo is a super-plant (not a tree) for many reasons. Most importantly, bamboo plants grow a lot quicker (up to 3ft in one day!) and can be harvested within 3-5 years in comparison to hardwood trees taking 30-60 years. Bamboo absorbs 30% more CO2 than trees, and produces 35% more oxygen. It is also very weather durable, and needs no fertiliser, pesticides or irrigation to help it grow.

Is this bamboo the same that pandas eat?

No, it is not, the pandas eat a different species of bamboo!

What does FSC certified mean?

It means we have made sure that all of our bamboo comes from and is made with 100% Forest Stewardship Council approved forest-based materials. Our certificate gets renewed every year to make sure our bamboo forests, factories and their employees are still being looked after to the correct standard.

Is bamboo or recycled toilet-paper more eco-friendly?

Recycled toilet paper uses 30% more carbon emissions than bamboo toilet paper. That’s because the process required to recycle toilet paper requires more heat, water, chemicals and energy; that’s a whole lot of avoidable carbon emissions. So bamboo is definitely better for the atmosphere, us and the animals!