What are bamboo paper towels?
Bamboo towels are paper towels made out of bamboo.Bamboo paper towels are made from a rayon that is produced from organic and sustainably sourced bamboo that is completely regrown each year and can be machine-washed for reuse up to 100 times.
Rayon is a natural raw material that has been converted through a chemical process into a durable, soft fabric. Each roll of 30 Bambooee sheets is equivalent to 429 paper towel rolls, but unlike trees, the sustainably harvested bamboo regrows new sprouts every year. Plus, Bambooee plants a tree for every roll it sells.
Because they are produced from a rayon this also means that they are not biodegradable or compostable. They are better for the earth. And they look and feel like normal paper towels. They’re just a little thicker. But upon a quick glance this is the only difference.
They’re great for cleaning
I found reusable bamboo towels most useful for cleaning. I kept one at the sink. Whenever I had a little spill, I’d use the towel. Then I’d wash it with soap and water and let it dry. And about once a week, I’d put it in the washer. One towel must have cleaned up over 100 spills.
How do you wash bamboo towels?
Machine wash your towels separately in warm water on the gentle cycle using mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners as they are not needed or recommended. Tumble dry on medium heat. To prevent your towels from snagging, we recommend that you wash your towels in plain hot water immediately after purchase. This wash will tighten the weave structure of your towels and substantially diminish snagging. However, should you snag a towel, you can simply cut it off with scissors. Your towels will not run or snag.
The beautiful color of your towels is stable and colorfast. However, some chemical agents such as chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, some toothpastes and teeth whiteners, and benzoyl peroxide will cause your towels to discolor or fade. Care should be taken to keep your towels away from these substances.
Bamboo is naturally tough and durable and none of our manufacturing processes use the harsh chemicals that can weaken cotton, so our Bamboo Towels are amazingly strong and durable. With proper care, your towels will stand the test of time and still look and feel wonderful.
Bamboo is grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or irrigation, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice over cotton and other plant materials.
Is bamboo toilet paper toxic?
This high-quality tree free toilet paper is super soft, 100% organic, septic tank safe and biodegradable. Our tissue is made from virgin bamboo pulp that has zero chlorine bleach, no BPA nor any other harmful chemicals.
They can save you money
The initial price for a roll of bamboo towels is actually way higher than regular paper towels. But because they’re thicker and washable, you can use a single towel so many times. And when you factor that in, they become super affordable.
Why bamboo toilet paper Good
- Strong. Because they’re thicker than paper, you can really abuse them without worry of ripping or tearing. Scrub away stubborn dirt, hold heavy fruit while rinsing, or soak up tons of liquid without them falling apart.
- Absorbent. Bamboo paper towels can absorb way more than their paper sibling. Seriously, those towels suck up so much moisture. Something that would otherwise take 5 or 6 towels can now be cleaned with just one towel. They can absorb incredible amounts of moisture. The viscose material creates large capillaries that suck up liquid and hold it without dripping. Easily outperform traditional products when drying spills, or wiping wet counters.
- Versatile. These can do any job that traditional ones can, but they can also be used for stuff that paper wouldn’t work on. An all-around cleaning cloth and utility towel, but also useful as an alternative to disposable mopping sheets and more. Use inside or out, and in any room of your home.
- Durable. Incredible strength and durability really set these apart from the ordinary rolls at your grocery store. Pull and tug and they won’t rip, soak with water and they won’t fall apart.
- Powerful. One swipe and you will realize that these dominate paper for cleaning ability, and they will never leave behind lint or crumble under the pressure like regular rolls do.
- Sustainable. Unlike trees, bamboo grows incredibly fast, and does not need to be re-planted to do so. This rayon material is totally sustainable unlike most paper varieties.
- Economical. Quickly save money as you wash a single sheet over and over again. One roll can easily replace more than 200 of the ones you are used to.
- Soft. You would never wipe a babies face, or clean your eyeglasses with a traditional sheet, but with the soft material these are made from, you can easily do either with complete confidence.
Tips for storage
When you first get your Bamboo roll, you can keep it on a regular paper towel holder. One roll comes with 20 11.5″ x 11″ sheets. After washing, simply keep them under the counter in a basket or even in a plastic bag dispenser that attaches to the inside of your cabinet door. After you remove them from the roll you will want to have a place lined up to store them after you use them the first time. We have been using one of our spare grocery tote bags for the last couple of years.
Potential problems: Minor quibbles: storage is not as convenient once you wash the towels (they are no longer on a roll) and there will still be the occasional mess you will just want to wipe up and immediately toss out, such as pet ‘accidents.’
Good for small kitchens? Yes. The roll of towels will fit onto your average paper towel holder. Once they have been used and dried, they will need an alternative storage. I found it convenient to just drape the dried towels over the unused portion of the roll, therefore making it easy to grab one.