Bamboo and Sugarcane are
grasses, not hardwoods.
They both grow very quickly and, after harvest, grow back just as quickly. No replanting is necessary. Unlike trees, which can take up to 30 years to grow and mature, bamboo and sugarcane grow back as quickly as in three to four months. When a tree is cut, it never grows back. In addition, bamboo’s natural rhizome (root) network protects soil from erosion and retains moisture, and bamboo can grow in environments with depleted soil and little water. In fact, it actually returns nutrients to the soil; improving degraded areas.
Bamboo doesn’t require fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides. Sugarcane is much like bamboo, but with an added environmental bonus. The “bagasse” – the dry fibrous residue that remains after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks – is what we use to make our paper. Normally this bagasse is either disposed or burned, meaning we are re-purposing what would otherwise be discarded.
Unlike recycled bath tissue, which can be rough or thin, The sugarcane and bamboo fibres used to make our paper produce a much softer product than our recycled paper and many virgin wood fibre papers. And it’s strong, too – bamboo’s natural qualities make a paper that’s been tested to be stronger than recycled tissue of the same weight.
Recycling or processing a tree into tissue can use much more water and energy than the minimal processing necessary to turn bamboo and sugarcane fibers into paper. With recycled paper, the raw material still needs to be cleaned, whitened, and converted back into the final product.
In addition, although use of recycled paper has a positive impact on using less trees, we believe using recycled products does not address the root cause of deforestation as trees are still being used. Switching to sugarcane and bamboo paper can help protect our natural resources & make a real impact on reversing climate change.
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