What makes bamboo sustainable?

February 12, 2024
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Bamboo products are everywhere. From underwear to straws and even bricks (which are very cool by the way). It seems as if the plant is influencing every industry in a sustainable way. Whether everything is really sustainable is still the question. But the idea is nice and we appreciate the creativity.

We have collected a number of fun and remarkable products on how you can "sustain" with bamboo. But first, it is explained what bamboo is and what makes the plant so sustainable.

What is bamboo and why is it sustainable

First of all, a piece that makes you smarter. Because what is bamboo and what makes it so sustainable? Bamboo is a type of grass that mainly occurs in East Asia. Bamboo grows under different conditions and there are over 1000 species. You have bamboo as a wide tree stem 30 meters high in a rainforest in China and at your grandmother's garden in the Netherlands.

What the plant is especially known for is that bamboo grows quickly. Bamboo grows so fast that the plant holds the world record for fastest growing plant on earth, which stands at a maximum of 91 centimeters per day. Compared to other renewable resources such as trees, it is up to 30 times faster. Also read everything about pruning bamboo.

In addition to the renewability of bamboo, the plant is also self-fertilizing. After harvesting, the roots remain intact and the plant continues to grow. This means that due to the renewable qualities of bamboo it is no longer necessary to deforest primary forests.

Did you know that bamboo has natural anti-fungal DNA? This allows the plant to be grown and produced without pesticides or chemicals. This means that paper made from 100% organic bamboo is fully biodegradable and also hygienic.

Bamboo has a high CO2 storage and thus contributes to the purification of the earth. This happens especially when the stem grows. Bamboo absorbs 35% more carbon and releases 35% more oxygen than the average tree. By managing bamboo forests well, you can therefore create an efficient system.

Finally, bamboo is incredibly strong. A bamboo stem is one of the strongest building materials in the world. It has a tensile strength of 28,000 inches per square millimeter compared to 23,000 inches for steel.

The point is that bamboo is used as an alternative material. Bamboo possesses a number of properties that make it extremely sustainable, such as the fact that the plant grows quickly. Items made from trees are therefore the most logical because the same can be done with bamboo fibers as with paper fibers. On the other hand, very hard materials can be replaced, such as building materials. Read more about what bamboo is.

What is bamboo

Save plastic with bamboo products

Plastic is a big problem. Because it is not degradable and will therefore always roam somewhere on earth. Using bamboo as an alternative here therefore sounds logical, provided it is made in a sustainable way.

Here are a few products where bamboo replaces plastic:

  1. Bamboo single-use cutlery, plates and cups
  2. Reusable straws made of hard bamboo
  3. Bamboo toothbrush
  4. Reusable bamboo coffee cup
  5. Comb or brush made of bamboo
Save plastic with bamboo products

Save trees with bamboo products

Trees are mainly used for paper and tissues. Think of all the daily needs where you alone need paper. From the toilet to the office, paper is everywhere. Here are a few sustainable alternatives:

  1. 100% bamboo toilet paper
  2. Bamboo napkins
  3. Bamboo kitchen towels
  4. Bamboo print paper
  5. Bamboo packaging

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Save trees with bamboo
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