Tissue products such as kitchen paper towels and facial tissue are cheap and convenient—but they cost the planet a great deal. Some of the most popular brands of kitchen roll and facial tissues continue to make their products from 100% virgin forest fibre (which means chopping down fully grown trees).
According to a study focusing on the Brazilian Atlantic forest, certain trees will grow back within 65 years. But for the landscape to truly regain its native identity takes a lot longer – up to 4000 years. By cutting virgin forest fibre, this feeds the devastating deforestation problem that causes climate change, soil erosion, flooding and the loss of habitat animals. No, we don’t expect you to chain yourselves to your nearest tree in protest –The Cheeky Panda tissues and ecoegg reusable bamboo towels have a convenient solution that is better for you and the environment.
What are bamboo tissues and kitchen rolls?
Bamboo tissues and kitchen rolls are exactly what they say on the tin – tissues and kitchen roll made from bamboo, and we have two options for you.
The Cheeky Panda kitchen roll and tissues are made from eco-friendly bamboo, they are soft yet super strong, they don’t fall apart like traditional kitchen roll, even when wet. The packaging is recyclable as well, a completely plastic free product!
The Cheeky Panda facial and pocket tissues again are 100% plastic free, no little plastic films and not wrapped in plastic packaging, all completely recyclable. These tissues are great for those with sensitive skin as bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, odour resistant and hypoallergenic,
If you’re ready to make the switch to reusable, our ecoegg reusable bamboo towels are extremely strong, super-absorbing and can be washed and dried to reuse up to 85 times, reducing your usage from 208 rolls a year to 6!
What makes them sustainable?
The Cheeky Panda kitchen rolls are made using bamboo, not the same bamboo the pandas like to eat so don’t worry. This bamboo is like a weed, it grows 20-30 times faster than trees it can grow 3ft in just 24 hours – wow! This bamboo produces 35% more oxygen, and absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide than trees, making it a much more sustainable and eco-friendly material. Thanks to the quality of bamboo material they are super strong, even when wet! With fully recyclable packaging you don’t have to worry about leaving any microplastics behind.
Ecoegg kitchen rolls are made from 100% viscose from bamboo in biodegradable packaging. Once they have reached the end of their natural life, after 85 uses per sheet, they can be recycled through any textile recycling unit.
Why choose bamboo over the cheaper non-sustainable alternative?
Cheap kitchen rolls and facial tissues made from virgin forest fibre contribute to deforestation, and more often than not they are wrapped in single-use plastic. Tissues created from bamboo release approximately 30% fewer greenhouse gases than those made from virgin forest fibre. The Cheeky Panda kitchen roll is made from a natural formula with no chemical nasties and are naturally antibacterial, making them very hygienic to use in the kitchen or with foods. The Cheeky Panda kitchen roll have zero plastic, they are biodegrade leaving nothing behind – woohoo!
With our Regular Reliable Deliveries, you can have your Cheeky Panda kitchen roll delivered straight to your door every month. No need to worry about keeping track, we do all of the hard work for you.
Why choose this over other sustainable alternatives?
Another great option to avoid virgin forest fibre tissues and plastic-wrapped tissues and kitchen rolls is to choose recycled paper products. While you might find cheaper recycled tissues and kitchen roll, many have been bleached white, which costs money and is not environmentally friendly at all – harsh chemicals that are bad for the planet and your skin! You can find unbleached recycled paper (if you look hard enough and certainly not in my local supermarket), but we prefer bamboo – it is strong, durable, and absorbent, making your quest for a plastic-free kitchen easy.
Why not try them out for yourselves and discover the bamboo plant power. If you want to save even more join Home Club for a discounted price. A minute to join, a lifetime of impact. We’re in, are you?