When it comes to the personal impact you are having on the environment, the “carbon footprint” is dynamic and difficult to quantify. We could complain about corporate interests using more fossil fuels that pollute our atmosphere with carbon dioxide, but unless you are going to get involved in political activism, there is little you can do about it.
You can, however, choose to use companies with integrity and products that aren’t bad for the environment at large and your personal environment. Plastic probably comes to mind. But other products can be used not just to keep your effect on the environment low, but to make up for it by using bamboo. Here are five bamboo paper and cotton products to decrease your impact on the environment.
1. Toilet Paper
Think about how much toilet paper you use. It adds up over the days, weeks, and years. This product is made out of trees, which are cut down to produce the paper. Climate change occurs because there is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Trees have the ability to take in that carbon and turn it into breathable oxygen. Toilet paper is probably the paper product we use most these days.
That’s why you should look into bamboo toilet paper, which is both durable and soft. Bamboo is much more sustainable than cutting down other trees because it doesn’t take as much water to grow and provides a lot of product. If you’re thinking about making changes to your life to decrease the impact you have on the environment, a great place to start is your toilet paper.
2. Make-up Remover Rounds
If you’re a woman who is still using cotton balls to take off her makeup, this is a waste. You can look into bamboo cotton rounds that aren’t just reusable, but made out of sustainable bamboo. With this product, you won’t have to throw the round away because you used it. Instead you can wash the bamboo cotton rounds and use them again another day. Don’t just waste cotton, use sturdy and strong bamboo for your makeup remover rounds.
3. Paper Towels
In the United States, we have something of an obsession with paper towels. We use them for everything. With the thick paper that comes on these rolls, the product is incredibly wasteful. The same waste that occurs in toilet paper applies to paper towels, except that they are a lot thicker. Try bamboo paper towels. Not only will you not have to skimp on the thickness of the paper towels, they will be stronger. You will have to use less bamboo paper towels than the traditional options. You won’t have to buy as many rolls and will get to save on money. Cut down on your paper towel usage and go for the sustainable option in bamboo paper towels.
4. Pillows & Cases
If you’re worried about how soft bamboo is, you should know that bamboo is often made into pillows and pillow cases. That’s how soft bamboo can be. Just because it is a hard tree doesn’t mean that it can’ be processed into smooth fabric. Bamboo pillows and cases will last longer and are more durable. After you try out a bamboo pillow, you won’t have any worries about the paper products that you can substitute with bamboo.
5. Napkins & Tissues
Like paper towels and toilet paper, napkins and tissues are available in bamboo. Whether you’re wiping your face or blowing your nose, these products are soft and durable. You probably don’t realize how much you are using tissues and napkins throughout your daily life. Cutting down on the use of these paper products with a sustainable bamboo alternative will make a difference whether you realize it or not.
In our fight against climate change, we must mitigate waste. One way to do that is with sustainable and durable bamboo products. Whether you need paper products that are strong and long-lasting or a substitute for cheap cotton that you use up quickly, bamboo is an amazing alternative. When you’re wondering what you can do to get started to lessen your impact on the environment, think about the products you are using and the brands you are supporting. Then make an informed decision to switch to more sustainable options.
Article Submitted By Community Writer