During last week's Rideshare Week festivities at work, there was a table handing out rolls of toilet paper. Kind of strange, right? But upon closer investigation, I realized this toilet paper is made of sugarcane. Sugarcane? Perhaps some of you already knew about this, but I had no idea! It's made of 100% recycled sugar cane bagasse which produces paper and tableware products.
What's bagasse you ask? It's the fibrous residue left from the extraction of sugar from the sugarcane stalks. The bagasse is pulped and is bleached using the EFC (Elemental Chlorine Free) process, and then the bagasse fibers are woven to create paper and tableware products.
Sugarmade appears to be the major distributor of sugarcane-based paper products. They also sell office paper, paper bowls and plates, facial tissue and paper towels. Of course we can do without disposable bowls, plates and towels (opting for more permanent, washable options), but bathroom tissue is something we all need unless you have a bidet or washlet in your home.