A startup in England that is using bamboo to make tissue paper has become carbon neutral.

The Cheeky Panda announced it is partnering with the World Land Trust (WLT) to take part in its ‘Carbon Balanced’ programme. This commits companies to offset their carbon footprint by funding initiatives around the world that protects forests.

Chris Forbes, co-founder of the tissue manufacturer, said: “One of the reasons The Cheeky Panda use bamboo is that as a grass it can be harvested every year unlike tress that once you cut them they are dead at the root. This already dramatically reduces the impact we have on the natural environment, but we wanted to go one step further and cancel out our carbon footprint entirely.“

The Cheeky Panda is sponsoring an area in Vietnam, called Khe Nuoc Trong, which is home to variety of animals and ecosystems. Money will be spent on employing rangers to safeguard the habitats and to promote the regeneration of the forest.

Chris added: “At The Cheeky Panda, we are truly passionate about creating a sustainable world for future generations, so we are dedicated to preserving the natural environment on which we all depend.”

“This new partnership with the World Land Trust is just one of the ways we help ensure our products and business have no negative impact on our planet.”