Why Bamboo Products?
Bamboo is one of the world's most prolific and fastest-growing plants, and is able to reach maturity in 3 to 5 years, compared to the typical 25 to 70 years for trees used for paper based products.
- Bamboo is one of nature's most sustainable resources since it is naturally regenerative.
Bamboo is better for the planet
- Bamboo has finally become recognised as an extremely earth-friendly material. It shines above other materials in a number of different ways.
More oxygen for the planet
- Bamboo captures more carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere when compared to a similarly sized stand of hardwood trees. Think about it: while your cutting board was growing in Central America, it was also scrubbing the air we breathe!
No chemicals needed
- Because bamboo is such a naturally prolific plant, it does not require the use of chemicals and fertilizers in order to cultivate it. Although panda bears have taken quite a liking to bamboo, bugs are generally not interested in this giant grass. A stand of bamboo does not require pesticides to keep destructive bugs away. This ensures that chemicals will not find their way into the soil and groundwater as a result of bamboo farming.
It requires less water
- Bamboo does not require much water to grow. Although bamboo is willing to grow in wetland conditions, it can also be grown in places where other plants would require supplemental watering to survive. Fresh water is a valuable resource on our planet, and bamboo is not a needy plant when it comes to water consumption.
High demand is no problem
- Some species of bamboo can grow as much as three feet per day. While most bamboo plants reach maturity in three or four years, a hardwood tree can take 30 to 50 years to reach a harvestable age.
- Bamboo has a yield 25 times higher than a comparable stand of trees. All the while, this wonder plant produces more oxygen for the atmosphere.
Better for the soil
- When bamboo is harvested, each culm is simply cut at ground level. The root system remains in the ground and quickly sprouts more bamboo shoots. The root system that remains in the ground between harvesting helps the soil to resist erosion. In some places, bamboo is planted along riverbanks to prevent soil erosion.
- Bamboo also drops leaves and stems onto the ground where it is growing. This natural litter turns to mulch and acts as a fertilizer.
- In the event that a bamboo product is discarded, it is nice to know that items made from bamboo are 100% biodegradable.
The many uses and benefits of bamboo continue to increase as individuals turn to organic, eco-friendly products.
Bamboo is perfect next to babies delicate skin because it is naturally hypoallergenic, and anti-bacterial, preventing odor, allergies and skin irritations.