Did you know bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth? It is also a strong and durable material that can be used in a variety of ways and used in making different products. It’s also a great alternative to plastic because it is both natural and biodegradable.
Plastic is killing our planet
More than 90% of plastics are used only once, and then get disposed of only to find their way into our oceans and parks. Single use plastics are one of the worst contributors to waste, and many scientists predict that in 30 years there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. We can all make a difference by reducing our plastic consumption and switching to more environmentally friendly products.
Why is bamboo a better alternative to plastic?
Bamboo has been used for many years in the construction industry and even some homes have built entirely using this amazing plant. Bamboo has amazing strength all while being lightweight and durable for many years. With proper care, bamboo items can be used time and time again while significantly reducing consumption of plastic products.
Bamboo products do not need any toxic chemical treatments due to its fibres that are naturally anti-bacterial. Products such as straws and utensils are naturally hygienic and kept sterile by preventing bacteria growth on the products.
Bamboo is sustainable by being able to grow to its full size in only a few months. Compare that to standard tress which can take over 40 years. It’s been known to grow a few feet in just a single day! When harvesting bamboo, cultivation is a natural process as no chemicals or pesticides are needed, so it’s never harmful process.
Bamboo is also a very efficient plant, it generates 30% more oxygen than most trees and plants and also absorbs more than double the carbon dioxide. It is known to have many environmental benefits as well such as having strong roots which stabilise the soil and prevents land slides, and helps protect the biodiversity of an area by providing shelter and food to species that rely on it, such as pandas.
Make the change today!
By making the switch to sustainable products, we can ensure a positive future for our earth and generations to come. Just by using a single sustainable product such as a fork or straw will directly reduce the amount of single use plastics ending up in our landfills and oceans each year. All our products are natural, reusable, and friendly to our planet and people. Make the switch today and make a positive change for our planet!