|Napkins and Tissues Made From Sugar Cane, Not Trees
by Alexis Petru
No trees were harmed in the making of this toilet paper.
Emerald Brand tissue and toilet paper is made from Bagasse, the leftover residue from sugar cane juicing.
That’s what Emerald Brand
hopes to accomplish with its new line of tree-free disposable products.
Yesterday the supplier of eco-friendly disposables and cleaning
supplies introduced its new products: 70 percent tree-free bath tissue,
facial tissue and napkins, as well as 100 percent tree-free disposable
Rather than using virgin or even recycled paper, the new products use
Bagasse, the leftover residue from sugar cane juicing. Using Bagasse in
new products reclaims an agricultural waste material and prevents the
polluting gases created during Bagasse’s usual disposal – burning. It
also takes less energy and fewer chemicals to produce Bagasse-products
than it does to manufacture tree-based paper products.
In addition to their numerous environmental benefits, Emerald Brand’s
new products are actually cheaper than traditional paper-based tissues
and napkins, making them affordable for the company’s business
“Our goal is to make going green an easy choice for businesses,” said
R.J. Bianculli, director of the Paradigm Group, which owns the Emerald
Brand. “The Emerald Brand allows companies to make the responsible
decision without sacrificing room in their budget. It’s a win-win for
businesses and the environment.”
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