We have PANDASTIC news about our bamboo toilet paper
Hey good roller! We have some great news for you. Did you know that starting this year, we are switching entirely to bamboo toilet paper? Our bamboo toilet paper is already very popular and we understand that! Because it is softer and more sustainable than recycled toilet paper. Why? We are going to explain it to you now.
Our bamboo toilet paper
Besides regular toilet paper, The Good Roll has also been selling bamboo toilet paper, the so-called panda edition, for some time now. Toilet paper made from bamboo has many advantages compared to regular toilet paper made from trees or old paper. First of all, bamboo is a type of grass and can grow up to one metre per day. Bamboo is fully grown after about a year, much faster than a tree. The average time it takes for a tree to reach full growth is 40 years. Therefore, less surface is needed to produce bamboo toilet paper compared to regular toilet paper.
Another advantage of bamboo over wood is that bamboo plantations absorb 100 to 400 tonnes of CO2 per hectare. The bamboo plant does not die after it is harvested for toilet paper; the plant grows again. After about a year, the plant is fully grown again and can be harvested again. Unmanaged bamboo forests hardly store any new CO2 because the bamboo has already largely outgrown.
In March, The Good Roll will open its first factory to produce bamboo toilet paper in Ghana. In the course of 2022, The Good Roll will switch completely to bamboo toilet paper produced in its own factory. The bamboo used for the production of our toilet paper comes from local Ghanaian farmers.
For these farmers, the bamboo is currently a waste product as it grows as grass at the edges of their fields. Because the farmers can sell their bamboo to The Good Roll's factory, the farmers in Ghana can generate extra income. The farmers get a fair price for the bamboo they sell to the factory of The Good Roll, making the bamboo a fair trade product. One more time the advantages of bamboo toilet paper in a row:
- Bamboo toilet paper is better for the environment than regular toilet paper because the bamboo plant grows faster than a tree.
- Farmers in Ghana get extra income because the waste product now has value.
- The farmers receive a fair price for the bamboo they supply to the factory. So you can wipe your bottom with the new bamboo toilet paper with peace of mind.
About The Good Roll
The Good Roll was born out of a common frustration. There are 2.3 billion people worldwide who do not have access to safe and clean toilets, one third (!) of the world's population. In addition, 270,000 trees are chopped down every day for the production of toilet paper.
We want to do better, by producing our bamboo toilet paper in our own factory. Check out our bamboo video and new factory on YouTube.
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Tips for a pleasant and sustainable year