Eco Friendly Cane & Bamboo
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White, soft and smooth. Comes in a convenient sized box.
90 sheets per box
Up to 70% of our paper is made from a mix of recycled sugarcane and bamboo fibre (bagasse), a byproduct of the sugar refining process. (Bagasse supplies are virtually unlimited worldwide). To obtain both strength and softness we need to then add 30% certified wood pulp = Sustainable.
It is fantastic! because of its 100% biodegradability. This is a result of the quick breakdown achieved with sugarcane & bamboo short fibres as compared to timber long fibres.
Sugarcane is a type of grass; it is fast growing in tropical regions and is farm harvested usually on an annual basis. During the harvesting only the growth part of the plant is removed by large harvesting machines or is hand harvested.
We are very passionate about this as the farming of sugarcane has an extremely low environmental impact compared with the harvesting destruction of soft wood forests, resulting in the high impact to bird, animal and insect life plus the extensive land scaring and erosion as well as the traffic road wear with heavy logging trucks.
We think it is pretty good and hope we have covered all the bases. For commercial reasons we cannot say where our manufacturing plant is exactly but it is in Southern Asia. The paper mill is quality accredited with the environmental international standard ISO14001 and Environmental Choice Australia (pending) which both require it to be subject to external environmental audits. We have visited the mill many times and it is well managed, modern and functioning to a high standard. As part of our own environmental quality standards we plan to continue visits on a regular basis.
First, because of plant based composition of sugarcane and bamboo these fibres require less bleaching than 100% timber based paper. Second, all white paper is bleached at some stage in its production process including recycled paper which is bleached to remove ink & colours. The key issue with the beaching method is that it does not use chlorine based bleaching which has been linked with dioxins and furan in waterways. We believe that the assurance of having ISO14001 Environmental Certification ensure correct and safe bleaching & environmental manufacturing.
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