Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Bamboi made?
Our toilet paper is made in China, because this is where the largest bamboo forests can be found. This provides a large supply of local, natural resources. In addition, there is a lot of expertise about bamboo in China and the Bamboi rolls are made from 100% bamboo, which means that our entire product is made of bamboo, from the core to the roll and the wrapper.
Are Bamboi's products expensive, compared to regular toilet paper?
The toilet paper from Bamboi® is cheaper than the average toilet paper. A roll of Bamboi® with a subscription costs €0.94 and is 40 meters long. Normal toilet paper is on average 15 meters and costs €0.39. In comparison, a 15-meter roll of Bamboi® toilet paper would cost €0.35. So, you end up saving money.
To give a better insight, on average you pay €0.2659 for 100 sheets. This average is from 26 different brands of toilet paper. Bamboi® toilet paper with a subscription costs €0.2533 per 100 sheets. This makes us 5% cheaper than the average toilet paper.
In addition, Bamboi® is climate neutral, free from deforestation, 100% organic and is delivered at home in a plastic-free packaging. So, both personal and environmental gains are achieved!
Why is each Bamboi roll only wrapped?
Our toilet paper is individually wrapped in a bamboo kraft paper wrapper, which is printed with vegetable oils. This wrapper keeps our toilet paper clean and soft and is an organic alternative to plastic. The cardboard boxes are custom made by our supplier, and serve directly as a logistical tool. This way, we save on extra packaging.
Fun fact: The Bamboi rolls are packaged in four different colors, which can be stacked. Each color represents a different phase of bamboo growth.
Can the core and wrapper / wrap be put with the old paper?
The wrapper / wrap is made of bamboo and painted with vegetable oils. The core of the roll is also made of bamboo. Therefore, both are best placed with the old paper.
Can Bamboi only be ordered in large quantities?
A Bamboi box consists of 48 extra large rolls of toilet paper. The shipment from China is Bamboi's largest source of CO2 emissions. By bringing more toilet paper to the Netherlands at once, we achieve a smaller emission of CO2 and contribute to a cleaner world. At the moment, our toilet paper can only be ordered online, which makes sending smaller orders unsustainable. We are working hard to sell Bamboi in your area soon, of course in smaller quantities.
Is Bamboi toilet paper biodegradable?
Our toilet paper is 100% organic and completely free of chemicals. Bamboi® consists practically only of water and bamboo. The paper is also highly soluble and can be flushed through almost any toilet. For very old sewage systems, we advise you to send us a message.
What certificates does Bamboi have?
All our rolls are 100% FSC® certified with license number FSC®-C016391. Bamboi's products are made from bamboo from 100% responsibly managed forests.
Bamboi is also a Pending Bcorp. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies that have been verified by B Lab to meet high standards in social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
The other certificates of Bamboi:
- Carbon trust certificate
- Environmental management system: ISO 14001
- Quality management system: ISO 9001
- Paper in contact with food: FDA 21 CFR 176.170
- Materials and articles in contact with food: EN 13130-1 2004
- Health and safety of employees: ISO 45001
How does Bamboi make an impact with bamboo toilet paper?
Bamboo grows extremely fast and requires little water and no chemicals.
During its growth, bamboo absorbs a lot of CO2 due to its high carbon storage.
When the bamboo reaches its storage limit and thus the end of its life, the bamboo is harvested. During harvesting, the roots of the bamboo remain in the ground and the bamboo naturally regrows. The growth process can then start again.
We turn the harvested bamboo, full of stored CO2, into toilet paper.
No chemicals are used in the entire process of making Bamboi products, so every Bamboi product consists only of bamboo and water.
The result is a 100% organic toilet roll with a negative CO2 emission that is completely free from deforestation.
What is the difference between Bamboi and recycled toilet paper?
The big question... do you have a moment?
Recycled toilet paper is made from old paper products such as receipts and packaging. The advantage of this is that old paper gets a new purpose. The major disadvantages of recycling are that a lot of water and chemicals are needed to clean the old paper. These chemicals can be very harmful to both nature and the user. When recycled paper ends up in the ground or in the water, it causes damage to our environment.
The paper from Bamboi is unbleached, free of added chemicals, and therefore a 100% organic product. An organic product is biodegradable, which means it can decompose in nature without damaging it with chemicals. The use of water varies by manufacturer but is 2.5-75L water per roll compared to 1.75L water per roll for Bamboi.
Furthermore, recycled paper absorbs little to no CO2. Bamboo, on the other hand, absorbs a lot of CO2 and will remain in the paper until it decomposes with nature. For example, in the sewer or on a landfill. Also, the emissions from making Bamboi paper are minimal. Because no chemicals are used, we skip a lot of processes compared to recycled paper. With the products from Bamboi, we contribute in this way to a more sustainable world.
Bamboi for businesses
How do I get Bamboi for my business / office?
Are you curious about what Bamboi can do for your business or office?
Send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A custom-made quote, a personalized impact calculation or fun promotional stickers for the toilet? We are happy to explore the possibilities together!
Orders & Subscriptions
What is the delivery time?
At the moment you place your order, you can expect your order within 1-2 days. This applies to the Netherlands and Belgium. Other countries have a longer delivery time. Please contact us for this.
Can I track my order?
Once you have placed an order, you will receive a confirmation email. Once the order has been shipped, you will receive another email, which will contain a tracking number that you can use to track your order.
How easily can I change or cancel a subscription?
All subscriptions provided by us can be changed and cancelled at any time after the first payment has been made by the customer. From that moment on, you can freely cancel or adjust a subscription. To adjust or change, go to "My Account" at the top right of the page or at the very bottom of every page. In some cases, this does not work well, then please send an email to email@example.com, we are happy to help!