Why should you opt for recycled or eco-friendly toilet paper?
People who want to reduce their carbon footprint have contributed a lot in making this planet more eco-friendlier, and have improved their lifestyle to support sustainability. From making people understand to not waste paper and educating them on printing fewer (and only important information on) papers, to supporting the concept of recycling the paper- it is high time that even for everyday use, one should start using eco friendly toilet papers to minimise the waste.
Agreed, the toilet paper industry is not inclined to manufacture recycled toilet paper and is not keen on labelling itself as the most environmentally friendly industry. Hence, the reason, we are going to list out the reasons as to why one should make a smart switch on recycled toilet papers for their everyday use- Let’s go!
Understanding the process of manufacturing the standard toilet paper
People often overlook the seriousness behind manufacturing the sustainable and eco friendly toilet paper and often question, ‘are they really making a huge impact?’, the answer is, YES!
It’s impact is more than it is being implied.
In conclusion, we are going to take a quick look on understanding the manufacturing process of traditional toilet papers from wooden pulps and the measures taken in the process.
Not really forest-concerning decision
First things first, a variety of trees are cut down to collect the raw materials to make the toilet papers. The amount is dependent on the type of factory and their process of using the raw materials but usually, it is a ratio of 7:3 of hardwood and softwood.
In softwood materials, it is a collection of long, malleable fibres, contributing to the overall strength of the roll. In comparison, hardwood trees, such as maple and oak, give shorter fibres for the qualities of softness and porosity.
After the rebarking of the trees to reveal the insides of the wood, it is used to manufacture latex and resin to provide soft fibre for toilet paper.
Usage of chemical and water in the process
Wood chips are then handed over to a giant cooker where they are combined with a bunch of chemicals. Cooking is intended to evaporate the moisture found within the fibres.
Wooden pulp becomes malleable and slurry, once the wooden chips are cooked for (approximately) three hours. It goes through a multi-stage washer system to remove cooking and chemical residue.
Bleach is added to brown coloured paper to make it more traditionally looking paper and is then rewashed to get rid of the bleach residue.
The pulp then passes through various machines that scatter, dry, and roll it to its final form of shipment.
We go in detail about our process to make people understand about our process, if in case you want to refresh the process, here are the highlights:
- Types of trees are cut down
- Stripping of bark
- Introducing chemicals in the process
- Washing the chemical residue
- Add white bleach to give a more traditional look
- Again, using the water to wash off the bleach-residue
We hope you’re clear with the basics of manufacturing toilet paper, we are now laying out the reasons as to why you should prefer eco-friendly toilet paper:
It saves environment
An average person uses 2 rolls of toilet paper every week, equaling 27,000 trees cut everyday. This is not it, to make standard toilet paper, a variety of trees are being cut down. It isn’t just deforestation, it is wiping off the natural biodiversity.
It requires less water
Water is a crucial component for regular production, whereas sustainable sourced toilet paper requires just a small batch of water. With the current world water scarcity issues, it is important to take measures where we can save most natural resources.
Requires no bleaching
It is important to bifurcate the need of using bleach in the paper manufacturing process, if it is about writing or making a paper where one would be using a variety of ink colours, bleach is a necessity but when it comes to toilet paper, it is pointless!
A yellow tissue would clean exactly the same as the white one, adding bleachers makes the roll costlier, and also leads to washing up more chemical residue.
The climate is also, of course, affected. The use of chlorine to bleach wood pulp releases many poisonous compounds, such as dioxins and furans, which further affect the environment.
Better for low-flow toilets
People throw toilet paper after usage inside the toilet, leading to clogging and drainage issues. Low-flow toilets do not provide enough water per flush to get rid of heavy-duty paper.
Using eco-friendly toilet paper is best when it comes to this, due to its weaker fibre, it makes it easier to flush down with the least amount of water and through the narrowest of pipes.
In addition, this also means quicker disintegration into the sea. So even though you were lucky enough to get your bathroom clogged, just leave it for a while and it's going to be fixed on its own.
Serving the local causes
We've saved the best for the last time. We would like every organisation to be responsible enough to support the issues of local communities. This is one of the shortest ways we can achieve true growth. Like we, donate 50% of our profits to ADRA to help the planet with our products. ADRA helps communities suffering through poverty with sustainable food, improving their life quality, community building and more.
How do you feel, if you realise that you are making a difference with every purchase, especially when the products are of a high-quality and durable quality? The feeling is simply priceless.
You can order now with peace of mind, knowing that you’ll receive a top-quality product that will have a positive impact in our world! Contact us today!