Why Bamboo?

7 REASONS WHY BAMBOO JUST MIGHT SAVE THE PLANET

With depleting resources and the damage from years of pollution becoming more apparent every day, we take a closer look at just why bamboo is the most incredible plant on earth. 

 

It Grows Like Crazy

Bamboo is not actually a tree, but is in fact a grass, and one of the fastest growing grasses in the world at that. Some species grow as much as 1 foot per day. They reach maturity at 3 - 5 years, far faster than slow-growing hardwoods. making them ideal as a plantation crop.

 

It's Insanely Strong

In fact, bamboo may just be one of the strongest materials on the planet. It has a greater tensile strength (resistance to being pulled apart) than steel and withstands compression better than concrete. Simply put, it's one of the most versatile and durable natural resources on earth. 

A Truly Renewable Resource

Due to its fast growth and the fact that it requires no replanting, bamboo is one of the great renewable resources. Think of it like a grass. When you cut it, it keeps growing so to harvest the bamboo you don't need to cut down the entire plant as bamboo keeps producing new shoots, providing a constant supply of poles. 

 

It is the Ultimate Carbon Warrior

It really is punching above its weight in the carbon stakes. Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees, making it crucial in stabilizing our planet's atmosphere. Using bamboo in products prevents the carbon from getting back into the atmosphere.

 

It's the Swiss Army Knife of the Plant World

Like that annoying friend that seems to do everything better, bamboo can replace wood for almost every application. It has been used for everything from food, paper, flooring, construction, medicine, weaponry and even as an aphrodisiac! What's more, bamboo fibers are much less likely to warp from atmospheric conditions. 

 

It Provides Economic Opportunities in Developing Countries

Bamboo is a stable crop in many less developed countries. Production and the manufacturing of bamboo products provides job opportunities in areas that desperately need social and economic stability. 

It's a Super-Plant 

Bamboo is able to grow with minimal energy needs and has a natural  antimicrobial properties, meaning it has resistance to pests and funghi infestation. Unlike larger trees that require an abundance of sunlight to grow, bamboo requires little sun and uses it more efficiently. 

 


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