Bamboo is the future: Why we’re keeping it cheeky with bamboo toilet roll

Read Time:   |  18th July 2017

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Did you know you could turn bamboo into tissue products?  While many of you maybe familiar with bamboo socks, pillows, bedsheet and underwear there’s a new kid in town called The Cheeky Panda who are making sustainable toilet roll and tissues from bamboo…

Why use bamboo toilet roll?

Many of you will know that bamboo is the world’s fastest growing plant and those that have it in their garden will know how difficult it is to control.  Trees take many years and use lots of fertilisers to grow but this stuff just shoots up, it’s totally rampant!

What you might not know is that bamboo is anti-microbial, that means it doesn’t collect bacteria and its healthier for people’s skin than traditional tree based tissue.

Making smart choices about food and healthy living is the best way to protect the planet and give the future generations a sustainable world.  When you cut down a tree you are left with the root system that needs to be dug up before replanting, it also requires fertilisers to help the trees grow.  All that soil erosion and chemicals are not good, but bamboo is a grass and when cut from the root it just grows back.  No soil erosion, no fertilisers – just natural organic bamboo.

Until now, recycled tissue was the most environmentally friendly tissue on the market, but what they don’t tell you is that in order to turn old newspapers and copier paper into loo roll they have to use lots of de-inking agents and harsh chemicals which are bad for both the environment and the skin. Who knew huh? No thank you!

Tissue product might be at the bottom of the market (if you’ll pardon the pun!), but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it and it should be every bit as important as food, as what goes in must come out.  We like tasty food that’s good for the planet, so we should also learn to love luxury soft tissue products that are environmentally friendly too.

Another bonus that you might not know is that bamboo is anti-microbial, which means it doesn’t collect bacteria and its healthier for people’s skin than traditional tree based tissue. It’s a win-win all round!

Bamboo is the future: Why we're keeping it cheeky with bamboo toilet roll

Sustainable toilet paper tissue from The Cheeky Panda 

The Cheeky Panda was only founded last year, but founders Chris and Julie are extremely passionate about protecting the environment and leaving no carbon footprint.  Every time someone buys some Cheeky Panda some of the proceeds goes to protecting the Rainforest in Vietnam, through the World Land Trust they back a project to regenerate lost rainforest and stop animal snaring, how cool is that?

The Cheeky Panda have created a wide a range of tissue products including, facial tissue, hand-towels, napkins. Everything they make is 100% FSC, and the packaging is 100% recyclable; check the other leading brands they are all from FSC Mix.  That’s one of the many reasons The Cheeky Panda has won so many awards and is a bestseller on Amazon.

Check out all the online reviews and grab yourself a pack. Remember its more than just bums on seats, it’s about doing the right thing, using a comfortable organic tissue and making the planet a little more sustainable. Make sure you #KeepItCheeky!

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