27,000 trees are flushed down the toilet every day, and 10 million trees are wasted in toilet paper each year. Imagine the waste alone this past weekend.
Looking to go green, the organizers of Vestal Village at Coachella reached out to Nimbus Eco to provide tree free toilet paper for their “Vestal Village” event guests.
This TP alternative is easy to understand and does not have to be for an event. We can all look at this paperless product because we can each go tree-free, and if you own a company or plan events like I do….. then it is especially important to look a TP in a new way! –-the editor
It’s a topic that Mark Samuels of Nimbus Eco (www.nimbuseco.com/) knows well: running corporate responsibility projects for brands like Volcom, Nike, and Rockstar, and having developed sustainable products like bamboo headphones, he’s an expert on how businesses and startups can save millions of trees and millions of dollars.
“We are actively working on a patented blend of tissue and paper that uses source material grown and manufactured in America. We hope to have our new, locally sourced and manufactured tree-free paper products available in 2015,” said Samuels. “This will lessen our carbon footprint considerably getting us another step closer to achieving sustainability companywide.”
He began researching and sampling traditional paper alternatives including straw, sugarcane and bamboo materials, trying out new technologies in manufacturing, and combining new materials. They settled on bamboo for its strength and sugarcane for its softness.
So why should startups and businesses go tree-free like Coachella?
REASON #1 – TAX BENEFITS
Business and startups that go green can get tax breaks from things like the purchase of a new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, lean-burn, alternative fuel, or electric vehicle.
REASON #2 – CUSTOMER & VISITOR LOYALTY
63% of customers are more drawn to businesses that present sustainability and recycling options.
REASON #3 – SATISFIED STAFF
Green options – like providing paper-less bathrooms with products like Nimbus Eco – make for a healthier work environment and happy employees.
REASON #4 – HAPPY PLANET
Business owners will know they’re doing their part to help reduce harmful waste and save millions of trees.
About Nimbus Eco
Nimbus Eco is a 21st century sustainable paper products company dedicated to eco-innovation. Offering a broad suite of sustainable tree-free tissue and paper products, Nimbus Eco operates by a simple philosophy: To create better products that are truly eco-friendly in order to help the world’s inhabitants lessen their impact on the environment and preserve the planet for future generations. Nimbus Eco products are available via its sales team and order form, both available on the company’s website at www.nimbuseco.com.