WHY BAMBOO & SUGARCANE?

Bamboo and Sugarcane are grasses, not hardwoods.They both grow very quickly, and after harvest, grow back just as quickly. No replanting is necessary. Unlike trees which can take up to 30 years to grow & mature, Bamboo & Sugarcane grow back as quickly as 3-4 months. When a tree is cut, it never grows back. Bamboo’s natural rhizome (root) network protects soil from erosion and retains moisture. Bamboo can grow in environments with depleted soil and little water and actually returns nutrients to the soil; improving degraded areas. Bamboo doesn’t require fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides.Sugarcane is much like Bamboo, but it also offers an added environmental bonus. The “Bagasse” or dry fibrous residue, remaining after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks, is what we use to make our paper. Normally this bagasse is either disposed or burned. In our case we are re-purposing what would otherwise be discarded. Talk about Renewable!

HOW IS CHEEKY MONKEY MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY THAN RECYCLED PAPER?

Recycling or processing a tree into tissue can take much more water and energy than the minimal processing necessary to turn bamboo and sugarcane into paper. With recycled paper, the raw material still needs to be cleaned, de-inked, whitened, and converted back into the final product. In addition, we believe using recycled products does not address the root cause of deforestation. Switching to 100% tree free Cheeky Monkey tissue paper can help save rainforests, water, and wildlife, and can make a real impact on reversing climate change.
 

HOW DOES CHEEKY MONKEY PAPER COMPARE IN SOFTNESS TO OTHER TISSUES?

Unlike recycled wood based tissue, which can be rough or thin, Cheeky Monkey is soft. The plant fibers used to make this paper, sugarcane and bamboo, produce a much softer product than recycled paper and many virgin wood fibre papers. And it’s strong, too – bamboo’s natural qualities make a paper that’s been tested to be stronger than recycled tissue of the same weight. 

WHERE IS THE BAMBOO AND SUGARCANE SOURCED? Our raw materials are sourced in Asia. Approximately one fifth of the world's bamboo and most of the world's fastest growing bamboo is found here.
 

IS CHEEKY MONKEY PAPER BIODEGRADABLE?

Yes. Cheeky Monkey is 100% biodegradable. Its fibers quickly dissolve back into the earth, so it’s safe for all disposal systems. 


HOW IS CHEEKY MONKEY PAPER WHITENED? DO YOU USE CHLORINE BLEACH TO WHITEN THE PAPER?

Cheeky Monkey products use an Elemental chlorine free method for whitening. Because no chloride is actually contained in the waste water, it can be used in the next process after it is recycled.

 

DOES HARVESTING BAMBOO IMPACT PANDA HABITAT?

The species of bamboo harvested for our paper has been certified as species that are not food sources for panda bears. As well, our production facility is FSC certified which must comply to a strict set of guidelines including protecting threatened and endangered species and their habitats and prohibiting conversion of forests or any other natural habitat.

WHAT CERTIFICATIONS DOES YOUR PRODUCTION FACILITY HAVE?

Our manufacturing facility is fully FSC and ISO 14001 Certified. BUILDS ECONOMIES Bamboo growth is greatest in many underdeveloped and developing countries. Bamboo plantations can help provide jobs and economic development in underdeveloped areas. 
 

WHERE CAN I BUY CHEEKY MONKEY?

Cheeky Monkey is available in Countdown stores across New Zealand.

WHY CHOOSE CHEEKY MONKEY SUGARCANE AND BAMBOO PAPER PRODUCTS?

Cheeky Monkey paper products are a sustainable alternative to conventional paper made from trees. Sugarcane and bamboo are grasses, not hardwoods. They both grow very quickly, and after harvest, grow back just as quickly. No replanting is necessary. Cheeky Monkey is an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and sustainable green alternative to conventional papers made of trees. Sugarcane and bamboo are some of the fastest growing grasses on earth, and require only soil, sun and natural rainwater to grow. 
 

SOFT, STRONG, AND SUSTAINABLE


Unlike recycled toilet tissue, which can be rough or thin, Cheeky Monkey is luxuriously soft. The plant fibers used to make this paper, sugarcane and bamboo, produce a much softer product than recycled paper - and it’s strong too! Cheeky Monkey is also 100% biodegradable; its fibers quickly dissolve back into the earth, so it’s safe for all disposal systems. Soft, strong, and sustainable – you can feel good about choosing a product that is gentle to your skin, and to the environment.


SAVES TREES

About 90% of all paper worldwide is made from wood. By choosing Cheeky Monkey, and using tree-free paper products, we can save millions of trees, protect endangered forests and decrease deforestation. Globally, humans consume about 27,000 trees daily for toilet paper. About 83 million rolls of toilet paper are produced from trees each day. Switching to Cheeky Monkey products can help minimize the effects of deforestation and help conserve our environment. RAPIDLY RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE Bamboo is the fastest growing species of woody plant in the world. The average bamboo plant can grow up to 24 inches a day with some reported growth rates up to 4 feet a day. Due to bamboo’s deep root system, replanting is not necessary. Once bamboo is cut, the stem is left and the bamboo can grow back in 3-4 months. When a tree is cut, it never grows back. Bamboo can be re-harvested every 1-10 years once it reaches full maturity. Continuous harvesting actually improves the health of the plant and the health of our planet.

REDUCES SOIL EROSION

Bamboo can grow in environments with depleted soil and little water and actually returns nutrients to the soil, improving degraded areas. Bamboo’s rhizome (root) network protects soil from erosion and retains moisture. Bamboo doesn’t require fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides therefore preventing harmful toxins from going into the environment. PRODUCES OXYGEN, ABSORBS CO2 Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than trees and absorbs carbon dioxide; the major greenhouse gas linked to the global warming, thus improving the air we breathe.


ECO-FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT

Sugarcane bagasse - the dry, fibrous residue remaining after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks of sugarcane - is an eco-friendly and renewable raw material. As a by-product of the sugar industry, bagasse is generally disposed of or burned after sugarcane is processed into sugar. Recycling or processing a tree into tissue can take much more energy than the minimal processing necessary to turn bamboo and sugarcane into paper.