Bamboo Saves the Day in More Ways Than One
As one of the fastest growing tropical plants on the planet, bamboo is by far one of the most dynamic, yet overlooked and under-utilized materials in the world. In fact, did you know that you can contribute to the fight against climate change by simply planting a small amount of bamboo in your garden? A typical bamboo grove will generate 35% more oxygen than a similar collection of standard trees, and although this is probably a few more bamboo plants than you had anticipated for your backyard, the point is still the same: bamboo works wonders for our global environment.
An incredibly diverse set of cultivators and farmers from across the world have come to depend on bamboo in their everyday lives. The ease in which bamboo is harvested combined with its flexibility and versatility has allowed cultures who may reside in an otherwise unprofitable or uninhabitable area to be able to survive, and mostly importantly thrive from within their natural and native environments.
Within the past few years, bamboo has started to become a primary source of renewable bioenergy in many Asian and African nations, including China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, the Philippines, and Vietnam. By creating and manufacturing bamboo charcoal and briquettes from solid biomass, these countries have been able to provide long-term, private household energy for millions of citizens.
Not only is bamboo eco-friendly, biodegradable, and overall better for the environment, it can also be crafted into a wide variety of durable & consumer products including, but not limited to:
- Blankets, bed sheets and linens
- Blinds and window treatments
- Paint brushes and crafting tools
- Custom-built bicycles
- Cutting boards and kitchen utensils
- Fabrics for clothing and interior design
And as per usual, people are always looking to creatively push the limit, so of course there are some odd, unusual, and just plain out-of-the-ordinary ways to use and incorporate bamboo, such as:
- Bamboo alcohol & beer
- Bamboo wedding favors
- Bamboo sugar for desserts
- Bamboo deodorizers
- Bamboo beehives
Make A Change
Imagine the overwhelmingly positive impact we would have on our environment if every single person on the planet made even a small commitment to introducing biodegradable bamboo products into their everyday lives. Although it may be difficult to picture something of that magnitude at this time, if we make a conscious and dedicated effort everyday to small-scale environmental changes, we will hopefully help to turn the tables on our current climate change situation.
Few plants offer the strength and beauty that bamboo does. It is truly a plant of emmaculate design.Learn More about the uses for bamboo
We are dedicated to the promotion and use of bamboo throughout the world. Bamboo is a plant that offers limitless potential for the future. It offers us strength, sustainability, versatility, and a green alternative.