Boo emerged in 2020 in Bristol, United Kingdom, with a resolute mission: to present the community with an exquisite vegan bamboo toilet paper, entirely devoid of trees, at an irresistible price. 
Upon discovering that the majority of toilet paper is still produced from virgin trees - a ludicrous squandering of a vibrant, thriving organism in our esteemed viewpoint - the inevitable creation of Boo roll became crystal clear.
That's why we conceived Boo roll. It's a vegan product, soon to be certified, crafted from FSC managed bamboo forests (certification number, C161418). And fret not, the bamboo employed in the creation of Boo roll is not the same bamboo devoured by the Panda.
Boo roll is a revolutionary presence in the toilet paper industry, presenting shoppers with a truly eco-friendly substitute for traditional tree paper rolls. In the wise words of Franklin D Roosevelt: A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” 
The problems posed by traditional toilet paper becomes apparent when one contemplates the urgent state of our planet and the climate emergency goals that highlight the significance of trees in carbon sequestration. Reducing forests leads to deforestation, a practice that goes against logic, particularly in an era of excessive carbon emissions.  Instead, we must normalize and provide accessible options that are renewable, like bamboo. Our environmentally friendly bamboo paper is an excellent illustration of an alternative to traditional tree paper.
Opting for renewables like bamboo is a clear choice. Bamboo is frequently regarded as the most sustainable material worldwide. Bamboo is versatile, sturdy, sequesters carbon, produces more oxygen than trees, and rapidly regrows when cut. It's not unexpected that bamboo is replacing plastic and wood materials.
Countless trees are harvested throughout Europe and northern America in order to be transformed into pristine toilet paper. Based on the study, 'Environmental impacts of conventional toilet paper,' it is estimated that as many as 2-million trees are felled each year to fulfil consumers' toilet paper needs. If we take into account the swift surge in population, this figure is anticipated to experience a proportional augmentation. With green house gases increasing, it is generally accepted than trees play a huge role in mitigating the climate crisis. 
Traditional toilet paper is commonly bleached using chlorine to become white. This process involves needless and harmful chemicals that can find their way into our waterways with the potential of damaging local eco systems. Furthermore, most shop bought toilet paper still comes wrapped in flimsy plastic. 
Consumer habits can make a huge difference to the world we live in. From buying second hand clothes from apps such as Vinted or Depop, buying plastic free produce or yellow label to prevent food waste and sourcing your homewares from Gumtree or ebay. For most, it's the only actionable part of the climate protection movement we can participate in, apart from direct action and even then, we seem to be making little impact on Government policy and even less so on the big oil companies.  Click the link here to read about Dale Vince' decision to stop funding Just Stop Oil. Vince, founder of ecotricity, decided that the UK government have been unmoved by the actions taken by JSO, motivating his decision to stop funding the group all together. In an increasingly polarised world, it seems that consumerism is a vital part of the climate action we can take, regardless of how small or insignificant it feels; in the words of Anne Lappe, "Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want."
At present,  the future of the planet is marred with gloomy predictions of droughts, famines leading to crop failure, soil depletion and food scarcity, swiftly followed by  mass climate migration. The worst part about this is that those on the front line of climate change aren't responsible. Those expected to bare the brunt live in some of the poorest regions of the  global south. 
It is wise to inquire: from whence does our bamboo originate? Our bamboo hails from the vast and ancient bamboo forest of southern China, spanning thousands of acres. The woods are safeguarded by the FSC, an acronym for the forest stewardship council. This council guarantees the meticulous cultivation of bamboo and the preservation of the indigenous habitat. Watch the short video below by the WWF explaining why the FSC label is so important for the local eco-systems and soil. 

To summarise, Boo is: 

1. Boo is crafted entirely from bamboo that's sourced from FSC-managed forests!

2. Boo is chemical free: The warm biscuit colour of Boo comes from being unbleached and made without chemical treatments like chlorine bleach that are used to whiten paper or bamboo

3. Boo is entirely plastic free and always will be 

4. As Boo is made from bamboo, the Boo roll itself is tree free!  Boo roll comes in 100% recycled cardboard boxes 

5. To convert bamboo pulp to paper, considerably less water is required than the equivalent tree paper rolls, another environmental win

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