MummyEd: Review & Discount Code: Eco-friendly NooTrees Bamboo Tissue products

As I mentioned in my previous post, the haze has made so many of us sit up and pay attention to environmental issues. So when I was asked if I was keen to review NooTrees products, and I was told that NooTrees products are sustainable and biodegradable bamboo-based wet-wipes and tissue paper products, I was in!

I have not noticed bamboo household paper products before, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn from NooTrees some things about bamboo as a sustainable alternative to paper made from trees:

  • Bamboo is a grass not a hardwood
  • It is one of the fastest growing plants in the world.
  • Unlike trees, which can take up to 30 years to grow back and mature, bamboo will grow back as quickly as 3-4 months and can be re-harvested in 1-2 years without replanting.
  • Using products made from bamboo will reduce over-logging and deforestation.
  • The planting of mono tree forests, which will take 30 plus years to mature, and destroy the local biosphere
  • 20% of all carbon emissions in the atmosphere come directly from this deforestation, this is more than all the cars of the world combined.
  • Bamboo can grow in environments with depleted soil and little water and actually returns nutrients to the soil, which improves degraded areas. Trees require grade A arable land to grow
  • Bamboo doesn’t require fertilisers, insecticides or pesticides to grow.
  • Bamboo is more eco-friendly than recycled paper as it is virgin pulp, so no possibilities of BPA’s being present on top of all the above sustainability reasons why bamboo beats wood.
  • It is believed that if bamboo were planted on a mass basis it could completely reverse the effects of global warming in just 6 years, while providing a renewable source of food, building material, and erosion prevention.
  • Trees used for wood pulp take 30 to 50 years to generate to their full mass, whereas one bamboo plant can be harvested every 3 to 7 years and will produce 5 to 6 times the volume of raw material during the period of grow of a industry selected tree (Fir) per hectare.

Sounds good so far right? Find out more about bamboo on the NooTrees website.

So they might be environmentally-friendly, but are they any good? Well, let me tell you why my friend Xavvy-licious and I have been raving about them.


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