Plant Paper is tree-free and toxin-free,
made from fast-growing FSC-certified bamboo.
PlantPaper is thick and absorbent. Dimple pattern offers a grippy side for grabbing a silky side for dabbing.
PlantPaper's color reflects the natural color of the bamboo used to make it.
PlantPaper breaks down easily in septic systems.
One roll of tree paper requires 37 gallons of water and a gallon of chemicals to produce.
The fluffier and whiter the tree-paper, the more bleach and formaldehyde it contains.
These chemicals, including bleach, formaldehyde, and other carcinogens, enter the body through micro-cuts, causing hemorrhoids, yeast infections, and UTIs.
The chemicals used to make white, fluffy toilet paper poison our waterways and our bloodstreams.
Most tree-paper contains pulp harvested from the Boreal Forest, the world’s most important carbon sink, and an essential bulwark against climate change.
Recycled toilet paper is better, but it's far from perfect. It also contains BPA, a known endocrine disrupter that finds its way into the recycling stream through receipts. As the world uses less office paper, BPA content in recycled toilet paper will continue to climb.
Made from fast-growing, FSC-certified bamboo. Never from trees. Stronger, more absorbent, and made entirely without the use of bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals.
PlantPaper’s chipboard cartons and shipping boxes are 100% recycled, recyclable, compostable, and free of dyes and coating. Our entire supply chain, from manufacturing to your door, is completely plastic-free.
From the creators:
PlantPaper is our response to an industry and a hygienic practice
in dire need of an update.
In the early 20th century, after centuries of wiping with stones, sponges, shirttails, and corn cobs, we started using paper made of virgin tree pulp, chlorine, formaldehyde, and a host of other toxic chemicals—a scorched earth approach to cleanliness—and haven’t stopped since.
The hidden costs of this practice are appalling: 27,000 trees per day flushed down the world’s toilets, including thousands of acres of boreal forest per minute; 37 gallons of water per roll; and over a gallon of bleach, formaldehyde and other chemicals per roll. And we now know that the very chemicals that make our toilet paper so white and fluffy also make it the cause of UTIs, fissures, vulvar irritation, and hemorrhoids.
Times have changed, and so have our ideas about what it means to be clean.
The supply chain behind most toilet paper sold in the U.S. is controlled by a small handful of big corporations. With little competition to incentivize them to innovate, they continue to do what they have always done best: cutting down trees, contaminating our waterways and bloodstreams, and getting rich doing it.
All the while, they hide behind the excuse that if their products are harsh on the environment and on our bodies, it’s because that’s what the public wants. It’s certainly not what we wanted.
And if up until this point, that’s what we’ve been buying, it’s mostly because we haven’t known enough to demand an alternative—or couldn’t find a good one if we did. Toilet paper companies have always spoken in euphemisms about what their product is meant for, and have used cuddly bears and babies to distract us from the real business at hand. We didn’t want to be talked down to, and we didn’t want to beat around the bush. We wanted a toilet paper for 21st century humans. A toilet paper for everybody. After three years of research and development, we arrived at a product we’re proud of. Made entirely without trees, zero chlorine or formaldehyde, and requiring only a fraction of the water needed to produce tree paper.
Silky, soft, and strong, featuring two sides—one for dabbing, one for grabbing—to keep us clean and leave no trace.
We think now is the time to make the change.
-Lee, Deeva, Rachel, Scott and Josh