“May you live in interesting times” Asian Curse
I feel like the world has gone insane! I understand the fear surrounding the Covid-19 virus but why are people hoarding toilet paper? Are they fearful there will be a shortage? What is going on? Hand sanitizer I get. But toilet paper?
So let’s talk about toilet paper some more why don’t we?
Public health may be having a crisis but the planet is still suffering. Every day tens of thousands of trees are cut down to make toilet paper. This has to stop. We NEED our trees! But what can replace it?
Bamboo accepts the job! Introducing Reel Paper, a sustainably harvested bamboo toilet paper that gets delivered directly to your home!
Bamboo can grow 3ft in just 24 hours. It’s the fastest growing plant on the planet, it can be harvested once a year and doesn’t need to be replanted.
It uses 30% less water than hardwood trees. Plus it gives out 35% more oxygen than trees, meaning an acre of bamboo can fix approximately 25 metric tons of atmospheric CO2 per year.
Bamboo fibers make a much softer paper product than many made from recycled paper and wood fiber. Your butt will not be complaining.
Boxes are packaged with 24 rolls and start at $29.99 per box. Shipping is always free, and there are several subscription options. You can sign up to have a box of 24 rolls delivered every four weeks, every eight weeks, or every twelve weeks, depending on your household size and preferences.
But Reel paper doesn’t stop there.
The company’s website states a shocking figure – over 2.4 billion people are forced to use the bathroom outside every day. This can cause water to become contaminated, pathogens to be transmitted, and even deaths in extreme cases. The company has a clear, simple mission as a result – for every roll of toilet paper that you purchase, they donate a single-use biodegradable toilet to someone in need.
These aren’t just any old toilets – they neutralize bacteria so that waste can be transformed into valuable fertilizer. With Kenya as the first pilot country to receive this option, to date, they have donated 21,741 toilets.
$10 off your first box when you use code Defranco at checkout. It has nothing to do with blog but, hey, it’s $10 you are not going to spend.
Check out Reel Paper here.