Would you rather have fish nibbling at our toes or plastic wrapped around your ankles? Environmental scientists predict that is we carry on producing single-use plastics at the rate we are by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Globally we create 300 million tonnes of plastic a year, 91% of which is only used once. Our obsession with single use plastics is destroying our planet. That is what sparked our love for bamboo products. Bamboo serves as a brilliant alternative to both single-use plastics and other types of wood that require acres of rain forest to be destroyed.
Bamboo cultivation also combats pollution as a grove of bamboo will reduce up to 35% carbon dioxide in the climate it also delivers far more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees. Bamboo can grow to full size in just 3-4 months, compared to standard trees which can take 30+ years to grow, making bamboo a far more sustainable resource.
The cultivation of bamboo aids soil erosion control. Bamboo is extremely fast growing and its large network of routes is what binds the soil together preventing from eroding. Bamboo does not require any pesticides or chemical fertilisers for healthy growth, meaning the soil remains uncontaminated. Bamboo is naturally anti- bacterial as a result of its substance “bamboo ken”
Bamboo is also biodegradable meaning it serves as a great replacement in products where plastic is often a key component such as toothbrushes. Not only is bamboo biodegradable it is also extremely durable, which is why it is often referred to as “green steel”. Its durability and lightness makes it a great building material especially in poverty-stricken countries.
Not only is Bamboo great for our environment and animals it is great for people too, the farming of bamboo has created many jobs for poor communities in rural Asia.
Help to save our planet!
By making a change today and switching to more sustainable resources like bamboo you can substantially lower your carbon footprint, even by replacing a single product. Help aid our mission to reduce the damage we are causing to our environment.