At ecoHiny, we believe the planet is a precious gift. We believe in conserving natural resources through our eco-friendly toilet paper, which is a true friend to the trees!
We're proponents of enjoying all that Mother Nature offers and work to ensure it's there for generations to come. Aside from our efforts to save trees, we also want to spread the word on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
If you're into getting outdoors, you might want to consider a composting toilet as your companion. Whether you're tent camping, off-grid, or in your RV, a composting toilet coupled with bamboo toilet paper is the most environmentally friendly way to manage waste while you're in the wilderness.
A composting toilet is a type of toilet that uses no water and instead relies on the natural processes of decomposition and evaporation to break down human waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer.
These toilets are typically used in areas where traditional sewage systems are not available or not practical, such as in remote cabins or off-grid homes.
Composting toilets are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional flush toilets and can help conserve water and reduce pollution.
Eco-friendly waste management is important when camping or in an RV for several reasons.
In these scenarios, you typically have limited storage capacity for waste, which means that it is important to dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly manner to avoid pollution and unpleasant odors. Additionally, many RV parks and campgrounds have strict rules about waste disposal, and failure to comply with their policy can result in fines or other penalties.
By using eco-friendly waste management practices, you can help minimize your environmental impact and ensure that you are following the rules of the RV park or campground.
Eco-friendly waste management can also help to reduce costs associated with waste disposal, as some RV parks and campgrounds may charge extra fees for waste disposal.
How Does a Composting Toilet Work?
A composting toilet works by breaking down human waste into compost through a natural process. The toilet separates waste material, which is then stored in a chamber to decompose.
A composting material, such as sawdust or renewable coconut coir (1), is added to the chamber to aid in the decomposition process and reduce odor. Over time, the waste breaks down into compost that can be safely used as fertilizer.
The many advantages of a composting toilet include:
- No need for water
- No need for electricity or fossil fuels to operate
- The reduction of waste that ends up in landfills
- The creation of nutrient-rich compost
- Easy maintenance and less need for cleaning than traditional toilets
Choosing Toilet Paper for a Composting Toilet
Getting the right toilet paper for your composting toilet is easy. In fact, any toilet paper will work compatibly with your composting waste system.
However, choosing traditional toilet paper means you're choosing a product that poses potential harm. The environmental concerns addressed with a composting toilet become less impactful because you'll be contributing to environmental harms in other ways.
Traditional toilet paper poses several potential problems for our planet. It's made from virgin wood pulp, which means that trees need to be cut down to produce it. This contributes to deforestation and the loss of habitats for wildlife. (2)
The manufacturing process for toilet paper requires a significant amount of water and energy, which can lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution.
If it's the choice in your home, there are additional concerns. When people flush toilet paper down the toilet, it can clog pipes and cause damage to sewage treatment systems, and when toilet paper makes its way to landfills, it can take up to five years to fully decompose, all the while releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
That's why we recommend bamboo toilet paper for both! Choose it for your home and your composting toilet. Overall, bamboo toilet paper is the best choice for anyone looking for a sustainable, comfortable, and hygienic option.
The qualities of ecoHiny bamboo toilet paper check every box on the eco-conscious consumer's list.
ecoHiny bamboo toilet paper includes:
- Premium 3-ply construction
- Individual biodegradable wrapping (perfect for packing!)
- FSC certification to ensure responsibly sourced bamboo
- Plastic-free packaging
ecoHiny bamboo toilet paper never includes:
- bisphenol A (BPA)
- Elemental chlorine
- Dyes, inks, fragrances
It's also hypoallergenic and naturally antibacterial, which makes it safe and comfortable for all skin types. Speaking of comfort, that's something else you never have to sacrifice with ecoHiny.
Because bamboo fibers are incredibly long and flexible, bamboo toilet paper is luxuriously soft. Those same fibers also contribute to its impressive strength.
ecoHiny can also ensure that you're always equipped to get out and about. By using our convenient subscription service, you'll always have eco-friendly bamboo toilet paper at the ready while saving money at the same time.
You can be fully stocked at home and on the road. There just isn't a more convenient, comfortable, or eco-friendly option out there!
Caring for Your Compost Toilet and Other Eco-Friendly Choices
Once you've purchased the proper toilet paper, you're on your way to a safe, sustainable, and smart way to deal with waste. The next step is to ensure your composting toilet is well-kept and fully functioning.
To care for your composting toilet, you should follow these steps:
- Regularly add composting materials such as sawdust, coconut coir, or peat moss to the toilet after each use. This will help absorb moisture and odors.
- Use a natural cleaner regularly. A mixture of vinegar concentrate and water 1:7 is an effective solution. (3) This will help to break down waste and prevent buildup.
- Keep the toilet well-ventilated to promote air circulation and prevent unpleasant odors from building up.
- Empty the composting bin regularly and dispose of the waste in accordance with local regulations. You can use the composted material as fertilizer for non-edible plants.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your composting toilet remains clean, odor-free, and in good working order!
Responsible waste management through the use of a compost toilet helps to protect the environment by reducing pollution and preserving natural resources. When waste is not managed properly, it can contaminate the air, water, and soil, causing harm to plants, animals, and humans.
In addition to using and maintaining your composting toilet, here are some other ways you can maintain a sustainable lifestyle and protect our natural resources while enjoying our environment responsibly.
- Using eco-friendly camping gear, choose materials made of recycled or organic matter (like bamboo!)
- Carry everything out that you bring with you
- Conserve water; collect it and reuse it when you can
- Choose biodegradable products for your toiletries
- Use rechargeable batteries
- Observe wildlife from a distance and do not disturb natural habitats
Preserve and protect the natural environments you set out to enjoy!
Bamboo Toilet Paper and a Composting Toilet: The Perfect Combo
We all benefit from a clean and beautiful environment, and if you're an avid camper or love living life in your RV, then you know firsthand just how enjoyable the landscape can be. Let's keep it that way!
Do your part to preserve our precious lands and stay sustainable when you're out on the road, and make Bamboo toilet paper your travel companion. It's the perfect pairing for your composting toilet and will ensure that you're making the most eco-conscious decision to manage your waste responsibly.