Here are some of our frequently asked questions.
Did you know bamboo holds the Guiness Book of World Records as being the fastest growing plant in the world? YES.
Bambooloo toilet paper is 100% Hypoallergenic, 100% Chemical Free (No BPAs, No Chlorine, No Nasty Chemicals), highly absorbent (25% more absorbent than Wood-Pulp) and septic safe.
Not only is it better for us, it is also better on the planet. Bamboo grows around a meter a day and reaches maturity in around 5 years while trees, while trees take 20 to 50 years to reach maturity! Bamboo can grow in soil where other plants can’t and thus highly arable land can be saved for other crops.
Our FSC® certified bamboo right is sourced from the biggest grower of bamboo in the world and where the bamboo industry started, China. More specifically, from the Sichuan Province. 45% of the world's bamboo grows in China. We work closely with our manufacturing partners to maintain the FSC certification so we could guarantee the responsible management of those forests and the management of workers throughout the entire supply chain.
No, most certainly not. The ecosystem of pandas is not affected by the production of bamboo toilet paper as the species of bamboo used is not consumed by pandas as it is too hard.
BAMBOOLOO® is working to fight both the waste problem and the climate crisis by offering toilet paper made from bamboo which is the fastest growing material in the world. Bamboo stores carbon in the root unlike trees that store it in their bark, meaning that when it is cut down, it doesn’t release any carbon in the atmosphere like trees do when they are logged.
BAMBOOLOO® paper products use 93% less water and 70% less carbon than wood pulp paper along with 0% single-use plastic. A roll of wood pulp toilet paper requires a whopping 140 liters of water and 440g of carbon. A packet of 36 rolls of conventional toilet paper also comes wrapped in an average of 10sqm of plastic. The average amount of water a person uses in a day in Singapore (141L) is the same amount of water that is used to produce one single roll of TP (140L) (Singapore Water Story 2018). A roll of BAMBOOLOO® toilet roll uses 9.8 liters of water and 132g of carbon. It also comes packaged with 0% single-use plastic and 100% recycled paper packaging. Therefore, with each roll of BAMBOOLOO® toilet paper, you can save 130 liters of water and 208g of carbon. In addition, 10sqm of plastic can be saved for every 36 rolls of toilet paper.
Our mission is to reduce and remove whenever and wherever possible one time use plastics from our society and the environment. To this end we started out with the simple method. If we can deliver a great product without any plastics at all we will.
Bambooloo has no single-use plastics at all, of any kind it its Not even our tape. This approach whilst not completely unique now, we were amongst the first. And we are still the only retailer ready 100% one time use plastics free brand in our sector, anywhere.
These are all made from FSC certified recycled paper. We constantly review the supply and the choice of materials to aim to use as much post consumer material as is possible. The same applies to our outer boxes, GrabBags and cartons. All are printed using vegetable grade inks and are reusable, recyclable and biodegradable.
We ship from our manufacturing location without any plastics, not an easy thing to do and against the advice of our factory partner. Tissue paper can easily absorb moisture as you know, so to better protect the product in transit and whilst in your home we wrap the rolls in the 36 roll box to better protect them. We removed this wrapping for the GrabBag and other carton products after listening to feedback. As these arrive in GrabBags in boxes.
We are always open to collecting back our cartons. Just pass them over to our friendly delivery crew and we'll pass it on to small businesses in Singapore that can benefit from it.