You want to switch to sustainable, but you might not yet be ready to make the full re-usable switch. Don’t worry. Even if you don’t keep rolls of un-paper towels or stock up on family cloth, ie. reusable toilet paper, you can go sustainable. Caboo bamboo and sugarcane paper products make the switch to sustainable paper products a cinch!
Our Switch to Caboo
I wish I used only reusable products, but I feel good about our decision to use cloth diapers and my switch to the reusable menstrual cup. The use of napkins, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper still irks me at times. I know we are contributing to wastefulness and deforestation, but I’m also realistic about my family of six. Caboo gives me a great solution. I can switch to sustainable paper products that come from resources that grow in depleted environments, return nutrients to the soil, and reduce production waste.
We received Caboo toilet paper, tissues, and napkins to make our switch. When I served dinner to guests and offered Caboo napkins, no one noticed a difference in quality. They were certainly impressed when they discovered that their napkins were made out of bamboo and sugarcane, though!
Caboo paper products are relatively strong and somewhat soft. They definitely don’t compete with your double-ply toilet papers or lotion-infused tissues, but they aren’t really meant to. Caboo is softer than competing recycled products I’ve tried and we would certainly buy the napkins and toilet paper again.
Bamboo and Sugarcane Paper
Did you know that bamboo and sugarcane are grasses that grow in just three months? Unlike traditional hardwood used for paper, these resources don’t need re-planting. Plus, bamboo doesn’t need fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides to grow. Sugarcane “bagasse” – the dry fibrous residue that remains after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks – is what Caboo uses to make paper. This bagasse would normally be discarded, but now has a terrific use!
Caboo Vs Recycled Paper
Recycled paper is an eco-friendly choice because it eliminates waste. This paper still needs to go through the manufacturing process of cleaning, whitening, and converting to paper, using water and energy. When you switch to sustainable paper product with Caboo, you are using products that require minimal processing. Plus, trees are still cut down to make the initial products and it takes an average of 30 years for a new tree to mature and grow.
Impact on Sewer Systems and Landfills
Caboo is 100% biodegradable because its fibers quickly dissolve back into the earth – making it safe for all disposal systems. Caboo also uses H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) instead of chlorine bleach to whiten papers. H202 can be used in the next process after it is recycled.
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Disclsoure: I received product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included in this post. Proceeds go to support my blog.