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Why Should You Use Bamboo For Your Merchandise

Written by Jude Read, Work Experience, July 2023

Panda eating bamboo

Bamboo is commonly grown in China, Japan, Korea, India and Indonesia. Several species of bamboo are grown in North and South America as well, but bamboos true home is Asia.

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet and has been recorded growing at an amazing 47.6 inches in a 24 hour period.

Bamboo is a crucial element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A grove of bamboo release 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. 

It is also one of the strongest building materials with a tensile strength of 28,000psi 

Bamboo can be eaten, made into fibre for clothing, it can be used in concrete reinforcement, it can provide great livestock feed with the foliage being up to 22% protein, it can be machined into numerous forms of lumber, etc. It might be easier to compile a list of what bamboo cannot be used for than what it is used for.

Bamboo can also tolerate extreme conditions that most plants cannot. It was actually the first plant to re green after the atomic blast in Hiroshima in 1945.

Its also a panda's favorite snack. 

Image of bamboo

Why is bamboo good for the environment?

It releases lots of oxygen into the atmosphere which keeps our planet alive.

Bamboo helps avoid fossil fuel use, and reduse deforestation, by offering an alternative, highly renewable source of bioenergy for the many people who rely on solid biomass for cooking.

Bamboo also produces 35% more oxygen and absorbs five times more CO2 than similar plants, which is great for mitigating climate change. Finally, one of the main reasons why bamboo products are seen as eco-friendly is because they are 100% biodegradable.

Benefits of bamboo

  • Durability. Bamboo is stronger than oak.
  • It weathers well. Bamboo is more resistant to rot and warping due to moisture as compared to most other woods. 
  • Luxurious textiles. 
  • More oxygen for the planet. 
  • No chemicals needed. 
  • It requires less water. 
  • High demand is no problem. 
  • Better for the soil.

Why you should use bamboo products for your merchandise

Although being extremely good for the environment, it still looks really good and presentable.

Using bamboo is not only overall environmentally friendly, it is also one of the strongest materials on the planet. Bamboo has a strong, natural fibre that has shown to be superior to similar materials like wood. Although it is strong and sturdy, it is very flexible and doesn't break easily when flexed. 

All these factors mentioned are perfect reasons as to why you should use our bamboo products for your merchandise.

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