Bamboo is rising in popularity when it comes to being eco-friendly. That’s why we have a whole section dedicated to bamboo products. Here’s a snapshot on how.
Bamboo can handle high demand, requires less water, is pesticide-free, and creates more oxygen for the planet. Not to mention, it is 100% biodegradable.
According to the Guiness Book of World Records, it is the fastest growing plant on earth -- sprouting as high as three feet a day. It is not a water-needy plant, which means farmers can forego irrigation systems. Bugs are not generally interested in this giant grass, so it also does not need pesticides, and according to “Bamboo Botanicals,” bamboo captures more carbon dioxide than most trees, and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to similarly sized hardwood trees.
Consumer FriendlyBamboo vs. Plastics:
-Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and antifungal.
-Bamboo can biodegrade in under a year, while plastic can take up landfill space for generations.
-Bamboo is versatile, and textiles made from bamboo are softer than cotton.Bamboo vs. Wood:
-Bamboo is more durable. According to “Business Insider,” the strength of bamboo is 28,000 pounds per square inch. Compare that to the strength of mild steel at 23,000 pounds per square inch.
-It’s more resistant to rot and warping that can be common for wood, and it’s UV resistant.
-Due to fast growth rate, bamboo products do not contribute to deforestation the way wood products do.