Ecology is intimate.

The little choices we make everyday have a big impact on our bodies and the planet.

There's nothing clean or smart 

about wiping with wood.

One roll of tree paper requires 37 gallons of water and a gallon of chemicals to produce.

These chemicals, including bleach, formaldehyde, and other carcinogens, enter the body through micro-cuts, causing hemorrhoids, yeast infections, and UTIs.

The fluffier and whiter the tree-paper, the more bleach and formaldehyde it contains.

Most tree-paper contains pulp harvested from the Boreal Forest, the world’s most important carbon sink and an essential bulwark against climate change.

The chemicals used to make white, fluffy toilet paper poison our waterways and our bloodstreams.

Tree-paper damages our most precious environments.

Human skin is porous and sensitive. Toxins enter the body through micro abrasions, with uncomfortable consequences.

Recycled toilet paper is better,
but it's far from perfect.

It also contains BPA, a known endocrine disruptor that finds its way into the recycling stream through receipts. As the world uses less office paper, BPA content in recycled toilet paper will continue to climb. 

There is a better way.

Plant Paper is tree-free and toxin-free,

made from fast growing FSC-certified bamboo.

3 Ply PlantPaper is thick and absorbent. No Dyes - PlantPaper's color reflects the natural color of the bamboo used to make it. Septic Safe - PlantPaper breaks down easily in septic systems. A two-sided dimple patter offers a grippy side for grabbing a silky side for dabbing. Larger Sheet Size -- up to 20% more surface area than conventional rolls -- means you use less on every visit. Bamboo's high tensile strength means plant paper never tears or pills, and leaves nothing behind.
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Why we developed PlantPaper

The PlantPaper team

PlantPaper is our response to an industry and an hygienic practice
in dire need of an update.


In the early 20th century, after centuries of wiping with stones, sponges, shirttails and corn cobs, we started using paper made of virgin tree pulp, chlorine, formaldehyde and a host of other toxic chemicals—a scorched earth approach to cleanliness—and haven’t stopped since.


The hidden costs of this practice are appalling: 27,000 trees per day flushed down the world’s toilets, including thousands of acres of boreal forest per minute; 37 gallons of water per roll; and over a gallon of bleach, formaldehyde and other chemicals per roll. And we now know that the very chemicals that make our toilet paper so white and fluffy also make it the cause of UTIs, fissures, vulvar irritation, and hemorrhoids.


Times have changed, and so have our ideas about what it means to be clean


The supply chain behind most toilet paper sold in the U.S. is controlled by a small handful of big corporations. With little competition to incentivize them to innovate, they continue to do what they have always done best: cutting down trees, contaminating our waterways and bloodstreams, and getting rich doing it.


All the while, they hide behind the excuse that if their products are harsh on the environment and on our bodies, it’s because that’s what the public wants. It’s certainly not what we wanted.


And if up until this point, that’s what we’ve been buying, it’s mostly because we haven’t known enough to demand an alternative—or couldn’t find a good one if we did. Toilet paper companies have always spoken in euphemisms about what their product is meant for, and have used cuddly bears and babies to distract us from the real business at hand. We didn’t want to be talked down to, and we didn’t want to beat around the bush. We wanted a toilet paper for 21st century humans. A toilet paper for every body. After three years of research and development, we arrived at a product we’re proud of. Made entirely without trees, zero chlorine or formaldehyde, and requiring only a fraction of the water needed to produce tree paper. 


Silky, soft and strong, featuring two sides—one for dabbing, one for grabbing—to keep us clean and leave no trace.
We think now is the time to make the change.


-Lee, Deeva, Rachel, Scott and Josh 

There’s nothing clean about wiping with wood.

A scorched earth approach.

Cuddly bears and babies distract us from the destructive business at hand.

America’s addiction to virgin tree paper funds the repeal of common sense environmental regulation and climate denial efforts.

Make the switch for good.

Ecology is Intimate

A better way

Why we developed PlantPaper