Naked Sprout

Producers of Sustainable Toilet Roll
Naked Sprout

Britain's Most Sustainable Toilet Roll ✓ Zero Bleach

✓ Zero Plastic

✓ Zero Chemicals

100% Organic Bamboo

Soft & Sustainable, helps to reduce deforestation, no individual wrapping!

The Problem Did you know toilet roll contains all of these chemicals?

Bleach, BPA, formaldehyde, de-inking agents, chlorine dioxide, sodium sulphide, sodium hydroxide, sodium sulphate, anti-slime agents, filler, adhesives, wet strength enhancers and more…

The impact...poisons waterways, bad for the environment and our own health.

"The production of toilet roll wipes out 27,000 trees a day – almost 9 million a year.." National Geographic

Our Solution We are passionate about offering a sustainable alternative with less environmental impact and plan to make a difference.

Our plastic and chemical free toilet roll is made from 100% natural unbleached bamboo - with absolutely no additives.

Making this small everyday change - will make a difference.

"Most toilet roll is made from virgin wood pulp - threatening forest areas worldwide with deforestation." WWF

Charity Partner Every Naked Sprout box gives a child in Kenya safe water at school for 1 year. 2.3 billion people have no access to adequate sanitation. We are actively supporting the charity 'Just a Drop'. Committed to providing the chance of a better future to many. In over 30 countries 'Just a Drop' transforms lives by implementing sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene. They support over 1.5 million people.

"At Naked Sprout - we saw the damage regular toilet roll has on the environment. We are passionate about offering a sustainable alternative with less environmental impact. Together we can make a difference." Tom, Founder

How is bamboo toilet roll better? Normal toilet roll contains chemicals. These chemicals poison waterways, damage the environment and some are very bad for health. These include: bleach, formaldehyde, BPA (Bisphenol A), de-inking agents, chlorine dioxide, sodium sulphide, sodium hydroxide, sodium sulphate, anti-slime agents, filler, adhesives, wet strength enhancers and more…The production of normal toilet roll wipes out more than 27,000 trees a day. Roughly 9 million a year.

Bamboo requires no pesticides or fertilisers and only needs rainwater to grow. Bamboo absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide than trees and produces 35% more oxygen than trees. It is naturally the fastest growing plant in the world and rapidly renewable. Growing up to 3 feet in 24 hours and reaching maturity within 4-6 years - trees take 30-60 years.

Is bamboo toilet roll more sustainable? Naked Rolls are the only unbleached toilet roll on the market - with zero chemicals and zero plastic. Other bamboo toilet rolls on the market are chemically treated, bleached and/or individually wrapped. Although this might look pretty – this is unnecessary, bad for the environment and wasteful!

Is bamboo toilet roll environmentally friendly? Carbon emissions from producing our bamboo Naked Rolls are 30% lower than recycled and 65% lower than regular toilet roll.

Are bamboo products bad for pandas? The bamboo we use is different to the type that pandas eat!

Is bamboo toilet roll safe for plumbing? Naked Sprout bamboo toilet roll is safe for your sewage system. But as with all toilet roll please only use what you need

How does bamboo toilet roll breakdown? Our Naked Sprout bamboo toilet roll is made from 100% natural materials. Our bamboo toilet roll will breakdown just like regular toilet roll but without any nasty chemicals going into our waterways or the environment.

Why are Naked Rolls the most environmentally friendly toilet rolls available in Britain? Naked Rolls are the only unbleached toilet roll on the market - with zero chemicals and zero plastic. Other bamboo toilet rolls on the market are chemically treated, bleached and/or individually wrapped. Although this might look pretty – this is unnecessary, bad for the environment and wasteful! Carbon emissions from producing our bamboo Naked Rolls are 30% lower than recycled and 65% lower than non-recycled toilet roll.

Why is Naked Sprout bamboo toilet paper better than recycled toilet paper? Recycled toilet paper is made from paper that was originally made from wood. Recycled paper can only be recycled a finite number of times – so to make recycled paper – you need to have a market for the original wood based paper. Without deforestation and wood based paper use – recycled paper products would not exist. Recycled paper is inadvertently feeding the market for virgin wood paper. With the abundance of bamboo the super plant – which can be grown and harvested more quickly and more responsibly than any wood – and can produce the same paper based products as trees – we believe there is no need to continue cutting down trees to make any paper based products. We hope to encourage a shift from wood based paper products (virgin wood or recycled paper) – in order to prevent deforestation in the first place. That’s without even mentioning the chemicals and processing that go into manufacturing the recycled paper in the first place…

All Naked Sprout boxes are made from recycled cardboard and FSC Certified.

Where does the Naked Sprout bamboo come from? Our toilet paper is manufactured in China – as this is where the Bamboo is grown. Asia is known as the ‘Kingdom of Bamboo’ growing the most bamboo of any country in the world – approximately 44,000-70,000 square kilometres. They have over 500 different species. Annual production is 7 million tonnes - one third of the total world production. There is a surplus of bamboo in China. The Chinese mostly use it for building materials and as a food source.

Bamboo is not commercially available to manufacture toilet paper in Europe – so we have taken the decision to keep our manufacturing close to the raw materials.

Although wood and recycled paper are available closer to home, having researched the environmental pros and cons of these - our bamboo toilet roll is better for the environment. Carbon emissions from producing our bamboo Naked Rolls are 30% lower than recycled and 65% lower than normal toilet roll . We transport our products by sea freight and use the closest possible ports to our factory and warehouse to ensure road miles are also kept to a minimum. We have also chosen to deliver to our customers using Royal Mail – as by using the existing network and infrastructure of daily deliveries they have – this also reduces our impact on the environment.

We are currently in the process of auditing our carbon footprint to ensure our manufacturing process and delivery to our customers is carbon neutral – and all of our bamboo comes from FSC certified forests. We know our product isn’t perfect – but we are committed to doing all we can to reduce the impact toilet rolls have on the environment.

How do you transport the Naked Rolls from China? As part of our policy to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible we completely avoid air miles. Using sea freight to ship directly to the port local to our warehouse helps cut down emissions. Our warehouse is situated within 70 miles of the port – meaning reduced road miles for our toilet rolls. We are actively researching different ways to further limit damage to the environment.

Are Naked Rolls organic and vegan friendly? Yes, our bamboo is organic and vegan friendly.

What is the inner core made from? Recycled cardboard.

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