FAQ

Soft is subjective. Take a look at the reviews by going to the product page and scrolling down to the bottom. The majority of reviewers feel the toilet paper is soft, silky and a much better experience than other dusty and crumbly papers that are on the market. The team at No.2 thinks No.2 bamboo toilet paper is not only soft, it's also way stronger and provides for a better pull while you're wiping.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing, strongest and most useful plants on the planet. With the ability to grow more than a meter a day, bamboo is a renewable resource that reaches maturity in 4-6 years or less; in sharp contrast, trees require decades (20 to 50 years) to recover from harvesting. Truly a wonder of nature, bamboo grows easily, even in environmentally stressed areas and unique settings like mountainsides and steep slopes, where other crops cannot. The plant thrives in depleted soil and when it is cut, the stem is left in the soil to sprout a new shoot and start the growing process again. Releasing 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbing more carbon dioxide in comparison to other plants, bamboo protects the environment as it grows and even helps to reduce soil erosion. Bamboo paper is recyclable. Just like paper made from wood pulp, bamboo paper can be recycled to lessen our impact on the environment and further reduce our reliance on trees and the catastrophic environmental effects of clear-cutting and deforestation. Overall, bamboo offers us strength, sustainability, versatility, and an environmentally responsible alternative. Some tree free products use fillers like sugar cane and recycled material or even virgin tree pulp fibers, No. 2 toilet paper is 100% bamboo.
Yes, the toilet paper is white and dot embossed. It's free of inks, dyes, scents, BPA and 'butt crumble.' It's also 3-ply for a luxurious strong wiping experience.
Well, we think it's better than plastic. You can protect each roll from the dust and other nonsense floating around in the bathroom and also display it outside of your bathroom cabinets for a decorative chic look. No more reaching for a new roll when you're out of toilet paper. You can re-purpose the wrapper and do something creative with it. Or you can recycle it. Either way, it's a better and cuter alternative to plastic wrapping.
Yes! There's no plastic packaging and the paper materials are all 100% BPA free.
The wrappers are printed with soy ink.
Great question! Many reviewers report that they go through our rolls slower than other toilet paper brands because our toilet paper is 3-ply, stronger and doesn't tear easily. It depends if you're an aggressive toilet paper user or not. On average a one person household will go through 24 rolls in 6 to 8 weeks.
The bamboo comes from the Sichuan province of China.
Our manufacturing plant uses bleached sulphate bamboo pulp ECF (Non-Elementary Chlorine Bleaching). This is an excellent bleaching agent in comparison to Chlorine. In order to further reduce the pollution of bleaching, which wastes water, pulp mills adopt deep delignification, oxygen delignification and low chlorine content multi-stage bleaching, and use chlorine dioxide instead of chlorine, which is called element-free chlorine bleaching (ECF). Cl2 gas and Cl02 will form chlorinated organic compounds. However, Cl2 tends to bind to lignin. Cl02 generally splits lignin, leaving chlorinated organic compounds that are water-soluble and very similar to those existing chemicals in the natural environment. Therefore, dioxin and furan content in ECF bleaching doesn't waste a lot of water. Under the same pulp quality, the total active halogens and total chlorophenols in bleaching can be greatly reduced by using elemental chlorine-free bleaching.
Some fascinating and eye-opening facts:
Americans consume 20% of the world's toilet paper.
Most toilet paper usage in the US comes from Canada, depleting their forests and causing devastating environmental damage.
By using bamboo toilet paper, you will save 384 trees in your lifetime.
Bamboo forests mature in 4 to 6 years versus the 20 to 50 years it takes for trees to recover from harvesting.
You have made a great decision to switch to not just 100% bamboo toilet paper, also to No.2 toilet paper.

Truly a wonder of nature, bamboo grows easily, even in environmentally stressed areas and unique settings like mountainsides and steep slopes, where other crops cannot. The plant thrives in depleted soil and when it is cut, the stem is left in the soil to sprout a new shoot and start the growing process again. Releasing 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbing more carbon dioxide in comparison to other plants, bamboo protects the environment as it grows and even helps to reduce soil erosion.
Bamboo paper is recyclable. Just like paper made from wood pulp, bamboo paper can be recycled to lessen our impact on the environment and further reduce our reliance on trees and the catastrophic environmental effects of clear-cutting and deforestation.