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Bamboo toilet paper that does good and feels good.

Reel is building a new kind of paper company. One that cares about helping the planet and our fellow humans while providing fantastic and sustainable paper products. With their first product, you can get sustainable bamboo toilet paper delivered to your door.
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Just use a bidet and no toilet paper at all. That's the best way to be green.
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Charles Magnuson
Professional Consumer
@amit_agarwal2 Wanna be truly green? Just use your hands.
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Franz PutinskiMD, Moving Village
@amit_agarwal2 I've heard human tongues are a sustainable alternative to disposable wet wipes.
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When it will be world-wide?
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if you really cared about the environment as you say in your product video, you would know that Bamboo forests are at risk of extinction. And that Bamboo plants are really good for the environment by reducing up to 35% carbon dioxide in the climate and deliver more oxygen. Saying we care about our environment is cool, but very few actually mean it and act accordingly. Before buying or supporting any product, do some research
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@alessandro1 From a brief google search it seems like you're right that certain species of bamboo are at risk of extinction. But it's not bamboo as a whole. There are types of trees that are endangered, but buying wooden products isn't threatening them directly if it's not sourced from those threatened species right? If you take reel at their word they claim "our bamboo is grown in protected and renewable forests in Southwestern China". Source: https://www.theguardian.com/soci... Also, I don't fully follow your point. You seem to say that using bamboo is bad because bamboo is endangered, but then throw in that bamboo is really god for the environment. Could you clarify what you mean?
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@alessandro1 Wouldn't the fact that it they can actually contribute very well to the reduction of CO2 be a reason to use bamboo instead of classic wood? From what I've learned it grows faster and reduces CO2 more efficiently so it seems like an ideal material. It seems like your argument isn't against bamboo but against deforestation. From what I can tell you agree that bamboo is an awesome plant, but you're worried about it being harvested from the wild and not sustainably grown. So rather say all bamboo products are bad and just trying to be trendy, I would think your warning would be "Make sure your bamboo is being ethically/sustainably sourced". Or am I still missing something?
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@grahampark I absolutely agree with you! But reading their website and watching their video, they are not talking about growing new bamboo forests and take the bamboo only from there. Which implies deforesting existing jungle forests. And even if they were not (which I really doubt) you are still promoting the fact that cutting a bamboo tree is better than cutting a pine or a larch, which is not the case, if you consider the implicit damage you are doing to the whole local ecosystem.
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I just ordered my first box, but it seems like a pretty cool concept!
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Ken Savage
Product Launch Pro Founder
But how does it perform? 😳
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Ashton SquiresFounder of Asquire Events
Love the concept! Looking forward to getting ahold of some.
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Kasia HoffmanDevOps, Kubernetes & Rails at Cloud 66
Great idea!
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Dan FishmanLove Brands
Love this! Definitely will order - love that its sustainable!
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Kai BrachPublisher, Offscreen Magazine
Has anyone pointed out that this product is a carbon copy of the very successful Who Gives A Crap range of products? https://au.whogivesacrap.org/
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AASU AASHWAANII am interested to start small business.
Natural & Water Absorption After Use.
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