Is Bamboo Toilet Paper Septic Safe?

May 1, 2024

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Here’s one we hear a lot – people want to be more environmentally conscious but they’re afraid there could be repercussions. Which leads to a question we’re often asked, is HeyBamboo safe for my septic system?

We’re happy to say HeyBamboo is safe for all systems, including traditional sewer systems, composting toilets, alternative toilets, and even delicate septic systems. As toilet paper has “evolved” we’ll call it, it has gotten thicker, fluffier, and more artificial, which makes it more comfortable to us, but it can really take a toll on plumbing systems. Add aging pipes and more demand, and the risk of a stinky problem goes up with every flush. So being uneasy to switch from a mainstay product to something new is understandable. So, we’ll share again, HeyBamboo toilet paper is designed to be super safe for all septic systems.

Is Bamboo Toilet Paper OK for your pipes? – It may be even better!

If you dig a little deeper into the subject, you could argue that bamboo toilet paper is actuallymoreseptic-safe than the traditional stuff. Here are the facts: bamboo is a grass which makes it 100% biodegradable. The bamboo fibers dissolve efficiently in water which reduces your risk of pipe blockages. The most popular traditional paper is made of wood fibers which take longer to degrade. (Regular toilet paper takes one to three years to degrade!) HeyBamboo takes a varying amount of time to dissolve but it consistently dissolves more rapidly than its traditional counterparts. To conclude, Bamboo toilet paper is truly environmentally focused from production to flush!

Septic Safe but also Sustainable!

It’s worth noting that bamboo toilet paper is not only wonderfully septic-safe, but it’s also incredibly sustainable. Bamboo is not just a trend, it’s a proven material that’s incredibly versatile. From constructing buildings to making instruments to our favorite, making toilet paper, bamboo symbolizes an eco-friendly alternative to many materials.

Why Bamboo?

The value of bamboo is no secret. For example, it’s estimated that nearly 1 billion people live in bamboo houses. Bamboo is also one of the world’s fastest maturing plants, growing to maturity in 3-5 years, with some species growing almost 3 feet in just a day. Bamboo is also an effective carbon dioxide absorber, above ground or below.

And finally, one of the most notable benefits is that it is naturally good for your skin, with anti-fungal and moisturizing qualities, making it an ideal choice for people with sensitive skin or allergies.

Why HeyBamboo?

In case you weren’t aware, when choosing HeyBamboo, you’re not only helping keep trees out of toilets, but because we’re partnered with the wonderful organization, One Tree Planted,we plant a tree with each order received. In simple terms, you buy, we plant! Which means you’re making a positive impact, and getting a soft, strong, bigger than average roll quality toilet paper that’s easy on you, easy on your septic system, and most important, very easy on the environment.