These luxurious and absorbent disposable napkins by Bambu Home are made of 100% spun-woven bamboo fibers. Super soft to the touch and with no whitening agents, dyes, inks or chemicals of any kind, these all-natural napkins are a sensible, sustainable alternative to traditional napkins which are typically made from tree fiber.
Founders/owners live in China where product is produced - ownership oversight of facilities
Sustainability driven – end to end waste reduction measures
Advocates of the plastic free movement
Designed for use as a dinner napkin but very versatile – use to wipe hands and face, as facial tissue, or to wipe up spills.
Encased in polylactic acid or PLA (bio-based plastic).
Keep packaging and its contents away from excessive moisture when not in use.
Similar to what happens in a natural environment, bamboo will completely decompose but the amount of time this takes is dependent on things like soil composition, temperature, and the size and density of the object, amongst others. Time frames can range from a few months to a few years. Breaking it down into smaller pieces can accelerate the process of decomposition and this is recommended before introducing it into an environment that’s suitable for composting.
The optimal solution is to direct these materials to an industrial composting facility where things like controlled temperature and the presence of microorganisms accelerate decomposition. Unfortunately finding such a facility in your locale may prove to be difficult and the alternative, placing these materials into the recycle bin, oftentimes will not yield the desired result.
Industry has yet to develop the infrastructure needed to effectively sort and properly process PLA or “bioplastics” which currently results in the majority of PLA being landfilled. When this happens, it typically takes many decades (in some cases several hundred years) for these materials to break down entirely.