Uses fast-growing grasses, not trees
Because bamboo and sugarcane are grasses rather than hardwoods, they both grow very quickly and, after harvest, grow back just as quickly – in as little as three to four months (trees can take up to 30 years to grow). No replanting is necessary – unlike trees, which never grow back after being cut down. About 83 million rolls of toilet paper are produced from trees each day.
Kind on the environment
Switching to Caboo can help save rainforests, water, and wildlife, and can make a real impact on reversing climate change. Bamboo can grow in environments with depleted soil and little water and actually returns nutrients to the soil, which improves degraded areas. Bamboo also doesn’t require fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides. An added and very important benefit is that Caboo paper is made from bamboo species that are not food sources for pandas.
Makes use of renewable resources
Sugarcane is much like bamboo, with an added environmental bonus. The “bagasse” – the dry fibrous residue that remains after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks – is what we use to make our paper. Normally this bagasse is either disposed of or burned, which means that we are repurposing what would otherwise be discarded. Talk about renewable!
The sustainable alternative
Switching to Caboo paper can help youmove toward a more sustainable lifestyle. In fact it’s probably one of the easiest things you can do to help the environment in your daily life. If you operate a business, switching to Caboo paper can contribute toward your company’s sustainability goals.
More eco-friendly than recycled paper
Recycling or processing a tree into tissue can take much more water and energy than the minimal processing necessary to turn bamboo and sugarcane into paper. BPA can also be found in recycled tissue after deinking and cleaning recycled paper. Caboo’s sugarcane and bamboo paper is 100% BPA free.
Softer and stronger than recycled paper
Unlike recycled bath tissue, which can be rough or thin, Caboo’s sugarcane and bamboo fibres produce a much softer product than recycled paper. And it’s strong, too – bamboo’s natural qualities make a paper that’s been tested to be stronger than recycled tissue of the same weight.
Caboo is 100% biodegradable because its fibres quickly dissolve back into the earth – making it safe for all disposal systems.
Chlorine bleach free
We use of H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) instead of chlorine bleach to whiten our paper. Because no chloride is actually contained in the wastewater, it can be used in the next process after it is recycled.