Five reasons why
Recycling sugarcane is good for the planet

After the sweet juice has been extracted from sugarcane’s fleshy, fibrous stalks to make sugar, a dry fibre called bagasse is left behind. It’s this byproduct that we use in Greencane paper – a win-win for the environment because it recycles a waste product and saves trees at the same time. Every tonne of recycled pulp saves 17 trees!

Like its cousin bamboo, sugarcane is a fast-growing annual crop. When grown in the right tropical climate it needs nothing but natural sun and rainwater, so it’s not introducing pesticides or fertilisers to our environment.

When sugarcane stalks are harvested they’re chopped off above ground level, leaving the rhizome root system to regrow the following year. Giving a lower environmental impact than forestry, where harvesting and replanting causes extensive land scarring, erosion and soil deprivation.

Sugarcane is regarded as a mature crop with no requirements for additional land, so it’s not going to put pressure on natural habitats and indigenous forests in the future.

All Greencane toilet paper is made from a half-and-half mix of recycled sugarcane and fast-growing bamboo. This requires less bleaching than tree-based paper, meaning our non-chlorine processing is kinder to the environment.