Did you know that over 30 million acres of forest are destroyed annually for traditional paper production?
This has resulted in huge areas of our planet being subjected to deforestation.
Cutting down trees also destroys animal habitat and has endangered many species.
The very lifecycle of paper is damaging to the planet from beginning to end.
It starts with a tree being cut down, uses lots of water in production and ends up in landfill where it rots to produce harmful methane or is burnt to produce CO2.
But, there is a sustainable and more environmentally friendly solution.
The alternative comes from the world’s fastest-growing plant, making it highly sustainable and renewable.
It grows at 30 times the rate of trees, produces 30% more oxygen, and absorbs 35% more carbon.
The alternative is bamboo.
Bamboo grows wildly on vast mountains in China, and most of the harvested bamboo goes to waste.
But now the waste bamboo is being repurposed and used to make all sorts of more sustainable household paper products by our friends over at The Cheeky Panda.
Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, with long, smooth fibres that trap fewer dust particles and is perfect for sensitive skin.
Unlike traditional paper production, The Cheeky Panda’s Bamboo needs no fertiliser, pesticides or any other harmful chemicals in its production.
With bamboo-based products for the bathroom, kitchen and office you can take another step to a more sustainable future and save this month’s membership fee by ditching and switching to bamboo.
Simply head over to The Cheeky Panda’s website and use the discount code TRY20 at check out to save 20% on your first order.
‘With sustainable innovation growing rapidly, The Cheeky Panda is making it simple to switch to a sustainable alternative that is arguably better than the original. We switched at home and the kids love it.’ Richard Dickson – Co-founder Play It Green.
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