There’s a raging debate about what to do about traffic, pollution, and all the other problems that come with modern transport. For many, the bicycle seems to be the obvious solution to the problem. Bikes pollute less than cars. They’re far more affordable than your average car and we’re not even talk about gas prices. However, modern bicycle materials aren’t very sustainable. They don’t allow for the smallest carbon footprint possible. The reason is that carbon fiber, while lightweight and strong, is very hard to recycle. It can’t be melted down and returned to its original form like aluminum or steel.
Bamboo is something that almost everybody knows about. Often times we think about it in stereotypical terms. You’ll see it at a Japanese restaurant. If you take a trip to Asia, you’ll probably bring back some trinkets made from it. Maybe you got really into origami and bought some bamboo placemats. The fact of the matter is this, bamboo is becoming a hot commodity. Bamboo is a grass, and is one of the Earth’s most sustainable resources. Don’t just think that it’s good for the environment. The fact of the matter is that it’s good for business also. A product that offers such versatility is starting to be utilized more in a consumer hungry marketplace.
In Battambang, Cambodia, tourists and locals alike are being taken in and taken on a ride by a one of a kind train system. The “Bamboo Train” as it’s called quietly rumbles through the countryside. The “train” is a wooden platform rigged to a small engine. The flat trolleys, lined with bamboo, is a testament to the creativity of Cambodia’s people.
Plastic drinking straws are a nuisance. That’s a strong stance to take I’m sure. We all love those bendy straws we used to drink out of when we were kids. We couldn’t imagine drinking an Arnold Palmer without a colorful straw. Straws make it easy for us to drink our favorite drinks on the go? What about your morning coffee? What would your coffee be like if you didn’t have a plastic stirrer/straw? So the problem with straws is this. There’s too many of them, they’re made of plastic, and people treat them like gum and cigarette butts.
Tamboo Bamboo? It might sound like a song you’d play for your young child. Well it’s not that, instead, it will be 800 school children from England attempting to break a world record as part of the third annual BBC Music Day on June 15th, 2017. Tamboo Bamboo came from the carnival traditions of the Caribbean. It involves hammering carved sticks on the ground to create rhythms.
Rice is a staple in dishes all across the world. Whether you eat it with curry, with your Mongolian Beef, or with butter and salt, rice is everywhere. If you’ve ever eaten any authentic Asian and Indian cuisine, you’re probably familiar with edible bamboo shoots. If you’re a fan of them, then I suggest you look no further than bamboo rice.
We’ve heard about bamboo computer monitors, bamboo computer mice, bamboo keyboards, and other computer peripherals crafted from bamboo but Taiwan-based ASUS, maker of all manner of computer components, has announced laptop computers with bamboo veneers. ASUS’ Bamboo Series features laptop computers with artisan-grade Moso bamboo paneling. Part of their Ultra-Slim line of laptop PCs, these bamboo laptops have bamboo veneer on the back of the display, below the keyboard, and even the touch pad is made from bamboo fibers.
It’s been well-documented that when given the choice, most consumers will choose an environmentally-friendly product if it is equal or superior in quality to less ‘green’ alternatives. It would seem that ASUS’ marketing department understands this very well. Not only is the laptop’s case and touch pad made of renewable bamboo, the laptop is also powered by ASUS’ Super Hybrid Engine which consumes less power and extends battery life by anywhere from 35 to 70 percent.
Along with a host of other computer components and peripherals, people can now use flash drives made of hardened bamboo for easy data storage and portability. Flash drives have been hot promotional giveaways for businesses of all kinds for years now but recently there has been a trend toward ‘green’ items. Bamboo flash drives accomplish both these aims very well as businesses can have their logo imprinted on flash drives made with bamboo cases instead of plastic.
Just like plastic models, bamboo flash drives are available in storage capacities of 64,128, 256, or 512 megabytes as well as 1 and 2 gigabyte sizes with larger capacity models likely available in the near future. Since plastic is a petroleum-based product and bamboo is a renewable material, promotional bamboo flash drives used as promotional giveaways allow companies to set an environmentally-responsible example.
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