Truth or Trend: Is Bamboo An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic?
Plastic waste is everywhere and it’s causing us huge problems.
With many alternatives now around..did you ask yourselves?
Which material to consider as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic?
Well, if you’re still wondering and if you want to start to fight against plastic waste…
You should consider the qualities of bamboo.
Check how well these eco-friendly material claims are measured up to weigh if this is true or just a trend.
Let’s get started.
1. A versatile wonder material
When it comes to being versatile…You may think that the only material that stands from the rest is plastic. However, there’s good news. From all these alternative materials, there’s one that stands out. It’s BAMBOO!
Check out reasons why bamboo has great features of being a versatile material:
In many different parts of the world, the different species of bamboo that grow are over 1,000! With that, this allows manufacturers to locally source bamboo for their packaging which also reduces our packaging carbon footprint.
Biodegradable and Compostable
With the presence of microorganisms and sunshine....and its natural cellulose fiber. Bamboo can totally biodegrade in the soil. One more good thing about it is that the decomposition process does not pollute the environment.
Durable and Sturdy
Compared to wood, brick, and concrete...bamboo has a higher compressive strength. Bamboo has both an astounding strength and lifespan...All that whilst remaining light and easy to carry around.
2. A fast-growing, renewable, and easy-to-grow material
The bamboo plant is extremely fast, renewable, and easy to grow. Also, it is good for the surrounding environment. Here are some of the reasons:
Did you know that after being harvested, bamboo can re-grow to an adult plant within 3 to 5 years? It grows nearly 2 feet in 1 day! So, there’s no need to replant or cultivate the land because bamboo keeps growing new shoots annually from the already established root system.
Easy to grow
One of the benefits of having the bamboo plant is that… It is naturally pest-resistant. That means it will save you an effort or money for pesticides to protect it. Additionally, bamboo plants don't need any agricultural fertilizers to be added for it to grow.
Cleans up the air
Here’s a quick fact about bamboo: This plant releases 35% more oxygen than other trees. This can absorb nearly 12 tonnes of CO2 per hectare per year!
3. An extremely eco-friendly material
The bamboo production process is extremely eco-friendly. Why? Bamboo materials don’t need to undergo any major chemically induced process. Want to know some major areas where bamboo products are used instead of other less eco-friendly materials? Read on…
The answer to handling the plastic straw menace. They are eco-friendly, reusable, and biodegradable.
Dentists remind us to change a toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. The estimated global population is 7.7 billion people. Can you imagine the number of plastic handle toothbrushes that are being disposed off? The good thing here is that bamboo handles are biodegradable... and will disappear from the face of the earth in 5 to 10 years!
Bamboo kitchen items
These bamboo kitchen products seem to be growing. This is because bamboo products are heat, stain, and odor resistant making them quite suitable for kitchen use.
Now you may consider bamboo to be the green gold—that you have been looking for.
As you have read those things I’ve mentioned above…
The bamboo versus plastic argument is going to carry some serious weight in favour of bamboo…right?
If your answer is yes…
Then you may now start looking at the reasons why you can use it as a replacement.
So, the next time you need to buy something for the house. (especially those you’ll use in your everyday life) Check if it has a bamboo alternative.
Today, bamboo products are easily found and available all across the globe and can—also be purchased online.