Bamboo is a popular alternative to tree paper, wood, plastic, and other materials, but is it sustainable — and should you make the switch to bamboo paper and other bamboo-based products? To help us see the forest for the trees is Shelley Vinyard, co-author of The Issue with Tissue 2.0: How the Tree-to-Toilet Pipeline Fuels Our Climate Crisis, a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) publication. We discover whether bamboo actually is sustainable, delve into bamboo toilet paper versus alternatives, and highlight other eco-friendly products crafted from this versatile material.
We Asked the Experts: Is Bamboo Actually Sustainable?
Last Updated: April 1, 2022
Is bamboo an eco-friendly alternative to tree paper products, and is it actually sustainable? We had the experts weigh in and pull together the best bamboo-based products.