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#SlowYourRoll

Over the last month we’ve spent a lot of time conducting research into the use of bathroom tissue and what we found has completely shocked us! So, in a bid to save trees, we are introducing you to our latest campaign: #SlowYourRoll.

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Most people tend to use 8 (8.6 to be exact) sheets of toilet paper per bathroom visit and we Americans normally go to the bathroom 6/7 times per day… that’s 57 sheets a day! Although that may be completely normal, the impact it is having on the trees is completely abnormal! Once the maths was done, we found out that annually in America we go through a staggering 314,729,449 trees in bathroom tissue! CRAZY!

#SlowYourRoll: Reduce consumption of bathroom tissue.

A typical North American will use 20,805 sheets of bathroom tissue annually, so surely there must be a way that we can pull together and drastically reduce these huge numbers? Don’t just take our word for it, 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. So here we are, back to #SlowYourRoll, our aim is to reduce the consumption of bathroom tissue on the whole and we’ve come up with a plan to make this a possibility.

Bum Boosa Bathroom Tissue has many benefits: Using rapidly renewable bamboo & also employing a lower impact method to process this raw material fiber, each individually wrapped roll is septic safe, soft, superior 100% tree-free tissue made from bamboo. We go above and beyond recycled content.

Bum Boosa Bathroom Tissue is:

  • 100% bamboo tissue
  • 220 sheets
  • Fragrance-free
  • Fradye-free
  • Elemental chlorine-free
  • Corn-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Zero plastic packaging
  • Septic safe, R/V safe (independently tested by a certified lab in the U.S.A.)

We use a lower impact manufacturing method to pulp the bamboo. It is called thermo-mechanical processing and is not the traditionally chemically intensive method used to create toilet tissue.

Our supplier uses 80% less water in the processing than traditional methods not to mention Bum Boosa Bathroom Tissue is Non-GMO certified!

Lastly, unlike most other 1-ply and 2-ply bathroom tissue, Bum Boosa makes a 3-ply bathroom tissue which makes this change possible, allowing you to still Wipe Happy. This means that instead of using 8 sheets of bathroom tissue, you can comfortably use 4! By making this change you can help save an astonishing 21,086,873 trees.

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“Why do the trees need saving” You ask… well, here are some reasons:

1. Trees help purify the air we breathe by absorbing pollutants.

2. Trees improve neighborhood appeal, attracting businesses, shoppers and home-owners.

3. Trees cool our cities and towns by reducing heat generated by buildings and paved surfaces.

4. Tree shade, properly placed, can save an average household up to $250 annually in energy costs.

5. Trees reduce the amount of pollutants in sewer systems, saving communities millions of dollars in water treatment costs.

6. Trees soften harsh building lines and large expanses of pavement, making urban environments much more pleasant.

7. Trees provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, maintaining a balance with nature even in urban areas.

8. Trees reduce the amount of water-borne pollutants that reach streams and rivers.

9. Trees make for safer, more sociable neighborhood environments.

10. Trees are extremely important in the ecology of the earth, they help stabilize the earth’s climate and generate much of the earth’s oxygen!

We need to get everyone involved, so we are asking you to share this story and use the hashtag #SlowYourRoll to spread this message, together we can make a change!

Order your Bum Boosa Bathroom Tissue at www.bumboosa.com to start making a change and remember to always Wipe Happy!

#SlowYourRoll

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

Here at Bum Boosa we love to: recycle, reuse and reduce! There are a number of items we recycle on a regular basis but recently we found out there is so much more. Therefore, we want to share our new found knowledge with you guys – and mark your calendars – America Recycles Day occurs on November 15th. recycle bag

1. Wine corks Cork is actually biodegradable and although wine corks are perhaps not the most vexing of items to warrant recycling, in the big picture, they really are! In the U.S. we consume more than 850 million gallons of wine, you realize that the corks can really start to add up… I know they do in our home! Luckily you can send your corks to Recork.org, who will take them off your hands to create new products and so far 49,005,027 corks have been sent to them. Alternatively, you could try your hands at creating some DIY coasters!

2. Bras Let’s face it, ladies: the back of your underwear drawer is most likely a graveyard of bras you don’t wear anymore or that never fit right in the first place. Bras aren’t generally the kind of clothing we women toss in the “to donate” pile. But Free the Girls have partnered with safe houses and after-care facilities, and provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling second-hand clothing while going to school, getting healthy, and caring for their families.

3. Crayons Yes, you can recycle crayons! 120,000 pounds of crayons are produced each day in this country. Landfills could become amazingly colorful. Fear not, the National Crayon Recycle Program will recycle your unwanted, rejected and broken crayons and recycle them into new crayons! So far, this program has made it possible to stop more than 94,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills!

4. Bicycles Rather than throwing your old two-wheelers out to pasture why not donate them to Bikes of the World which collects, refurbishes and donates bikes to lower-income individuals and select institutions in developing countries. So far 94070 bicycles have been recycled but over 15 million bicycles in the U.S. are thrown away each year! Help Bikes of the World to enhance people’s lives and livelihoods through better transport.

5. Bike Tools and Gear Like Bikes of the World, Bikes Not Bombs takes bicycle bits, pieces, and gear in addition to the bikes themselves. They accept parts, tools, broken components such as cracked frames, worn tires, tubes with holes, helmets, bags, lights, pumps, locks, cycle clothing, etc. They restore bikes and gear, and deliver them overseas to economic development projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

6. Tennis Balls Why not use your old tennis balls to help move clothes around the dryer faster or on bottoms of chairs and walkers. Although, there is a limit to how many balls each year can be put to this purpose. And, even if reused, ultimately these balls still remain in the waste stream and wind up in landfills. Project Green Ballis a non-profit sustainability initiative to coordinate innovative recycling programs for used tennis balls and to donate surfaces based on the recycled balls to organizations servicing people with disabilities or life threatening diseases.

 7. Apple Products Apple is committed to supporting our customers and protecting the environment throughout the product lifecycle. Apple’s free recycling program makes it easy for you to safely and affordably recycle your used computer, iPod, or mobile phone.

8. Glasses New Eyes for the Needy and The Lions Club collect old glasses, and recycle them to make new pairs for those living in developing nations who need correction but can’t afford new specs! Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. Everyday these recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more.

9. Athletic shoes Worn out, tired, smelly running shoes are most generally directed to the trash. That’s a lot of sneakers stinking up the landfill! Why not introduce your old shoes to Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe recycling bins. Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe takes worn out athletic shoes and grinds them down to create a new material called Nike Grind, which is used to make high-quality sports surfaces including courts, turf fields, tracks and more.

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10. Bum Boosa Packaging Given that soft baby wipes packaging is not easy to recycle because it is made using a mixed resin plastic, also known as Plastic No. 7, or “other” plastics, Bum Boosa Bamboo Products has previously offered an incentive program for its direct customers to send back their empty baby wipes packaging to be repurposed into new tote bags, but now we aim to expand the program to include retailer participation. This program allows customers to deposit their empty baby wipes packaging to the store in exchange for a coupon that can be applied to their next Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes purchase. The packaging will be sent back to Bum Boosa® where designers will use the material to make upcycled products, which will be sold on our Etsy page.

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Contributed by Author David Russell