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Plant Paper: Non-Toxic Toilet Paper

Plant Paper: Non-Toxic Toilet Paper

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PlantPaper was designed in response to an industry and an hygienic practice in dire need of an update. 

In the early 20th century, after centuries of wiping with stones, sponges, shirttails and corn cobs, we started using paper made of virgin tree pulp, chlorine, formaldehyde and a host of other toxic chemicals—a scorched earth approach to cleanliness—and haven’t stopped since.

The hidden costs of this practice are appalling: 27,000 trees per day flushed down the world’s toilets, including thousands of acres of boreal forest per minute; 37 gallons of water per roll; and over a gallon of bleach, formaldehyde and other chemicals per roll. And we now know that the very chemicals that make our toilet paper so white and fluffy also make it the cause of UTIs, fissures, vulvar irritation, and hemorrhoids.

There is nothing clean about toilet paper as we know it.

  • Conventional toilet paper relies on trees cut down in the Canadian boreal forest. This forest is one of the largest carbon sinks on the planet, and an essential line of defense against climate change.
  • Tree paper requires huge amounts of energy and water to break down into pulp–almost 40 gallons per roll.
  • A roll of conventional toilet paper contains up to a gallon of bleach and formaldehyde. The fluffier and whiter the paper, the more of these chemicals it contains.
  • Toxic chemicals used in conventional TP bind with compounds in our environment to form dioxins and furans, known as Persistent Organic Pollutants, which are highly toxic, carcinogenic, and do not easily break down.
  • Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, capable of growing up to 3.5 feet per day.
  • Bamboo stores 3x more carbon than a stand of trees and produces 35% more oxygen
  • Pulping bamboo requires 30% less water than pulping trees.
  • The more bamboo is harvested, the faster it grows. A bamboo grove may be able to produce as much 10x more usable fiber for paper than a forest of equivalent size. Bamboo stores up to 40% of its carbon underground, carbon that remains intact even when it’s harvested.

PlantPaper’s entire supply chain is plastic-free, from manufacturing to freight all the way to delivery. PlantPaper is packed in lightweight, 100% recycled chipboard boxes.

A toilet paper for everybody.

After three years of research and development, we arrived at a product we’re proud of. Made entirely without trees, zero chlorine or formaldehyde, and requiring only a fraction of the water needed to produce tree paper.

Silky, soft and strong, featuring two sides—one for dabbing, one for grabbing—to keep us clean and leave no trace. We think now is the time to make the change.


Why isn’t the toilet paper white?

PlantPaper is TCF: Totally Chlorine Free. Until recently, almost all toilet paper was made with chlorinated bleach. In the last few years, as the damaging effects of bleach on our bodies and the environment became harder to ignore, some toilet paper companies have switched to an ECF process, or Element Chlorine Free. This is a marginal improvement over previous methods, but Elemental Chlorine particles are still produced in the process, and ultimately find their way into our waterways and bloodstreams.

PlantPaper contains no dyeing agents of any kind, so the off-white color of our paper corresponds to the natural color of the bamboo pulp used to make it.

Is PlantPaper PFAs-free?

There are six main PFAS compounds that account for the majority of PFAS that is detected in toilet paper and other household products—PFHxA, PFOA, PFDA, 6:2 diPAP, 6:2/8:2 diPAP, and 8:2 diPAP. We tested for all six of these, in addition to 22 additional compounds, which are far less prevalent. We tested PlantPaper for all 28 of these, and had zero detections.

Is the toilet paper ok for my septic system?

You bet! PlantPaper breaks down easily in septic systems.

How many sheets per roll?

There are 200 sheets/roll; our sheets have about 20 percent more surface area than typical rolls! Each roll contains 3655 square inches of paper, or 25.4 square feet, spread across 200 sheets.



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