Where is Bamboi® produced?

February 12, 2024
Wc papier grootverpakking
Published on  Updated on  

Bamboi® bamboo toilet paper is made in China, as this is where the largest bamboo forests can be found. This provides a large supply of local, natural raw materials. In addition, there is a lot of expertise about bamboo and its processing into toilet paper in China. This ensures that our sustainable toilet paper is truly made from 100% bamboo. The entire product consists of bamboo, from the core to the roll and the wrapper around it.

The bamboo that Bamboi® uses comes entirely from responsibly managed forests in Sichuan, a region in China, and is fortunately not at all interesting for pandas. The species represents an area of 200,000 hectares. This is equivalent to about 100,000 - 150,000 football fields. There is more than enough to use. And the more it is used, the better it is for the world, read the frequently asked questions!

How was toilet paper invented?

The fact that there is a lot of expertise about toilet paper in China is actually very logical when you consider that the first toilet paper originated there. The paper making itself could even have been a reason for the golden age in China (618-907). In the 6th century, the first toilet paper description was found in a text in China. However, it was not until 1391 that paper was used and made for this specific reason.

It was Ts’ai Lun who mixed bark, hemp and rags (old clothes) with water and thus discovered the pulp process. This mixture was then pounded into pulp. All the excess water is pressed out of the pulp and then dried in the sun. These loose dried sheets became the first toilet paper. Read the benefits of bamboo toilet paper.

Who is the inventor of toilet paper?

The real inventor of toilet paper is therefore a person in China. Here, the first toilet paper was used long before the commercialization of toilet rolls. Because it was not until 1857 that a man named Joseph Gayetty packaged and sold his flat folded paper sheets as the first toilet paper and thus became the inventor of toilet paper. Also curious about the toilet roll holder? We tell everything about the toilet roll holder.

It was the American company Scott that started wrapping paper on a roll in 1890 and thus came up with the first toilet roll.

Why is toilet paper white?

Toilet paper is white because it is bleached. Without bleach, toilet paper would have a brownish color. Under the theme "too much information", white paper is better in the sense that people can clearly check their toilet visit. Colored toilet paper or even brown toilet paper is less suitable for this.

But besides the hygienic preference of color there is another "better" reason that paper is bleached. To explain this, a small insight into the production of toilet paper is needed.

Toilet paper is made from cellulose fibers that come from trees, bamboo and recycled paper or cardboard. The fibers can be short or long, which varies depending on the origin of the fiber. The fibers are mixed with water to pulp and this pulp is then bleached with hydrogen peroxide or chlorine. This process is also responsible for softening the paper because the chemicals remove lignin from the paper. However, there is still a debate about this because bleaching virgin wood pulp makes the softest material but it is not necessary at all. Cellulose fibers are already white and soft toilet paper can be made from unbleached fibers. Bleached toilet paper is therefore more of a norm than it really has a function. Choose ecological toilet paper.

Order our bamboo toilet paper!

Why is toilet paper white
Published on  Updated on