Greenhome Profiles: Fantastic Bamtastic
When most consumers find something they like, chances are they are going to keep buying it regardless of its environmental impact. Changing a consumer’s mind is not easy, especially when trying to convince them how their simple purchasing power can increase our planet’s health. This is often the attitude when it comes to paper products.
The company Bamtastic understands consumer loyalty to their favorite paper goods and has developed an affordable, effective Eco-friendly choice. Their bamboo sourced paper towels, toilet tissue and floor sweeps are affordable and able to stand up to major paper brands.
Greenhome celebrates Bamtastic, another groundbreaking company that has taken the reins of the going green movement to continue the drive toward a more sustainable planet.
Power of the People
Sometimes, all it takes is one small step by each person to turn into one giant leap for mankind.
Toilet Paper World reports that,
“According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States could save 470,000 trees, 1.2 million feet of cubic landfill space, and 169 million gallons of water if everyone in the US traded one roll of regular toilet paper for a recycled roll.”
“In the early 1970s, an EPA study for Congress concluded that using one ton of 100% recycled paper saves 4,100 KWH of energy (enough to power the average home for six months) and 7,000 gallons of water. It also keeps more than 60 pounds of pollution out of the air and saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space,”
These sobering statistics are exactly the reason a company like Bamtastic is more important than ever. Saving energy and reducing waste are a no brainer and Bamtastic just may be one company that gets all the brains to think alike.
One of the most sustainable plant species on the planet is bamboo. Most people think bamboo is a type of wood or tree when it is actually part of the grass family. This incredible grass has been reported growing 18-47 inches in a 24 hour period and releasing 35% more oxygen into the environment than an average tree. When it is harvested it can be transformed into furniture, clothing and paper products just to name a few.
Bamtastic uses bamboo and corn starch to create their products making them 100% plant fiber sourced. Going even further, Bamtastic does not subscribe to oil or coal in their manufacturing but instead uses recycled and reused water for creating the bamboo pulp needed for paper development.
Your Green Hand
Switching to a sustainable choice such as Bamtastic’s products may offer you the opportunity to have a significantly positive environmental impact. Conventional paper products on the other hand, particularly those that advertise as “extra soft,” not only devastate broad swathes of forest but negatively affect the entire Eco-system as well.
According to the Natural Resource Defense Council,
“Each year, due to ongoing demand from tissue companies, clearcut logging claims half a million acres of Ontario and Alberta's boreal forest -- a primeval expanse of pine, spruce, fir and poplar trees that nourishes caribou, lynx, bear, wolves and scores of songbirds.”
Some will argue that the paper industry replants more trees than it consumes, which is true, but re-planting doesn’t fix the years it takes to heal the scarred landscape and pushed out wildlife. However bamboo is one of the most regenerative sustainable natural materials that actually strengthens and enhances the soil even after being harvested.
Fantastic Bamtastic, a company that offers 100% plant fiber paper towels, toilet tissue, floor sweeps (think Swiffer without the chemicals) and coming in 2016, bamboo facial tissues and napkins. If you think that green paper products are too expensive or unable to do the job, think again. It looks like Bamtastic is one alternative paper company that can finally run with the big dogs.
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