Every day we make choices in our lives that affect the environment, our bodies and our homes. So where does recycled toilet paper come into it? And what are the benefits?
What is recycled toilet paper?
Apparently, a lot of people want to know the answer to this question, judging by the more than 22 million Google results that come up for this search! Let’s break down the facts to better understand the benefits of recycled toilet paper on the planet.
What is recycled toilet paper made of?
First and foremost, recycled toilet paper is not actually made from previously used loo roll! It’s created from post-consumer recycled content (PCR) such as recycled office paper, old stationery and newspaper.
Why should we use recycled toilet paper?
While recycled toilet paper is made by re-using a variety of materials, virgin toilet paper has no recycled or alternative fibres. The process of recycling is also less damaging to the environment than the production required to make conventional or virgin toilet paper, and keeps waste out of landfill. Try to buy products with FSC or PEFC certification when you can.
Is recycled toilet paper better for trees?
If you consider that every day 27,000 trees are cut down just to make conventional toilet paper, opting for recycled toilet paper is an excellent choice for our forests, planet – even the air we breathe. By choosing to buy recycled toilet paper you’re helping to reduce deforestation, which means that the trees which are saved from being cut down for toilet paper and other disposable products can be left in place to produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and gases, and provide natural habitats for animals.
Is recycled toilet paper expensive?
Even if you’re on a budget recycled toilet paper is a great option and a much better choice for the planet than conventional toilet paper. There is a huge range available which has helped bring prices down over the years, and most supermarkets and large stores now stock a wide range of recycled toilet paper, from basic ‘home brand’ styles to higher quality brands. Even better, you can buy it directly from eco-friendly bathroom product suppliers, who specialise in environmentally friendly products and practices, focus on creating the softest, strongest toilet paper possible, and deliver in bulk straight to your doorstep.
Is recycled toilet paper soft or hard?
Recycled toilet paper may feel a little different to conventional toilet paper, which is made from virgin trees. Tissue products made from 100 per cent recycled paper are not as soft as standard tissue products, since fibres in recycled paper are shorter than fibres directly from trees. But it has come a long way over the past few years and is still a very comfortable wipe!
Is recycled toilet paper bleached?
Yes, sometimes recycled toilet paper goes through a bleaching process after it has been dried. This is to remove the grey colour from the pulp and make it clean and white. If the paper is not bleached the toilet paper rolls will be a grey colour and can turn a brown/yellow colour over time.
Which is better, recycled toilet paper or bamboo toilet paper?
Bamboo toilet paper is made from renewable bamboo, the fastest-growing plant on the planet, and the most renewable source of material available. Here at Pure Planet Club, our tree-free toilet paper is 100% plastic free as well as being BPA-free, septic-safe, recyclable and biodegradable. It’s considered a more eco-friendly option and is more expensive to make, so generally has a higher price tag, but rest assured that both bamboo toilet paper and recycled toilet paper are great choices for the planet.
Keen to make the switch to buying earth friendly toilet paper? Our 2 ply recycled toilet paper will be available very soon, but in the meantime, try our 100% Bamboo Toilet Paper. It comes in boxes of 36 rolls, delivered straight to your door. You’ll never run out of toilet paper again!