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Why is conventional loo roll bad? Virgin fiber is the most common material manufacturers use in making 2 ply toilet paper. It is also the most environmentally destructive, releasing three times as much carbon, contributing a higher carbon footprint than tissue paper made from other materials. Most premium toilet paper rolls are produced from old growth wood pulp. To make wood pulp, manufacturers chop wood logs and process them to remove natural adhesives like cellulose. Once achieved, the wood chips go through a chemical bleaching process for whitening. These precious old trees can take up to 30 years to grow and much virgin pulp comes from areas like the rapidly depleting Canadian Boreal forest. This forest is a central ecosystem essential to fighting climate change, storing more carbon dioxide than any other forest on earth, holding about 12% of carbon in its plant and soils. 

Recycled loo roll: Some companies make use of recycled content in making tissue paper. Manufacturers recycle post-consumer content that we would otherwise throw away to make new toilet paper. It has a smaller environmental footprint when compared to virgin fiber, as manufacturers don’t have to harvest wood from the forest. However, turning old into new still draws on our water and energy resources. 

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Good for the earth

Processing trees into toilet paper consumes so much more water and energy than the minimal processing necessary to turn sugarcane into paper. In fact, Güdsheet uses fewer natural resources with every flush than 100% virgin toilet paper.

Our rolls are made from 60% sugarcane fibre and 40% FSC approved wood pulp to ensure sustainable afforestation. Sugar Cane is from the leftover residue from sugar cane juicing so it reclaims an agricultural waste material and prevents the polluting gases created when it would normally be burned as waste. It also takes less energy and fewer chemicals to produce sugarcane products (bagasse) than it does to manufacture tree-based paper products. 

Good for you and your loo

We don't use any chlorine, acids, inks, dyes, scents or weird perfumes in our toilet paper. It is bleached using an elemental chlorine free (ECF) process that's good for you and the environment. 

Soft, strong and sustainable

Our hybrid blend of sustainable fibres give each sheet its soft feel, and no-nonsense strength you'd expect from a premium TP brand. 

Good for business

Switching to Güdsheet is one of the easiest things you can do to help those less fortunate and the environment. Güdsheet toilet paper is designed to be used by everyone to improve water and sanitation in South Africa.  Through your purchases, Güdsheet Foundation helps provide Toilets & Toilet Paper to underprivileged schools & crèches in need.

Help preserve our natural resources

Humans flush about 27,000 trees daily. Together we can help protect our environment for future generations through the choices we make every day.