Eco Garden’s TopTipsThursday Number 3. Why you should be shopping BAMBOO & why do we use it as a raw material across our range of products?🎍🎋🌱
As little change of pace for this weeks Top Tips we thought we’d share why we love bamboo so much. So, here’s why bamboo is such an amazing raw material for environmentally friendly products & why we should use more of it across our society 🌿
Bamboo is the most environmentally beneficial plant in the world & has been used for centuries for various uses like shelter, clothes, medicine, storage, food & more. Its natural composition, durability & strength make bambooan excellent material for all kinds of products.
Bamboo is a crucial component in the balance of oxygen & carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A grove of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees & absorbs much more carbon dioxide. Using bamboo products is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint & help fight environmental issues.
Bamboo can grow to full size in just 3 to 4 months, compared to standard trees which can take 30+ years to grow. This means that harvesting bamboo & using it to create daily use products is a lot more efficient, sustainable & ethical.
In the right conditions, bamboo can grow 3 feet tall in 24 hours. You can literally watch it grow! It boasts naturally renewing properties & a super fast regrowth.
Bamboo plants also have strong roots which makes soil more stable. This can stabilise & restore the land which prevents landslides. It can also aid in flood prevention!
Bamboo helps protect biodiversity & endangered species by creating homes for a variety of different animals like the Giant Panda who loves to snack on bamboo!
Pesticides & chemicals aren't required when harvesting bamboo. This means the cultivation is natural & never harms the environment when done properly.
Bamboo products are eco-friendly as long as they haven't been chemically processed. Products like ours are 100% natural bamboo which means they can be composted with zero waste & no harm to the environment.
The antibacterial properties of bamboo mean the plant inherits a natural barricade against bacteria. Most bacteria & bugs that attempt to thrive on the bamboo plant are eradicated naturally making it easy to cultivate!
We love bamboo. It’s remarkably versatile & it’s sustainable properties are unparalleled. That’s why we use it across much of our range! And if you didn’t love it before - we bet you do now!
Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you found this informative & useful. If we all switched to more bamboo products than plastic the world would quickly become a healthier place 🌍🌿🎋
Have a fabulous day, Eco Warriors.