WHAT MAKES IT ECO-FRIENDLY?
Bamboo Products are biodegradable, sustainable, earth-friendly, and recyclable. Single-use plastic is one of the world’s worst contributors to waste. They are 100% natural, chemical-free, and cruelty-free. Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly plants. It is a super sustainable alternative due to its naturally renewing properties. We care for our planet and know that you do too.
- They are made from renewable materials.
- They are durable and long-lasting
- They can be recyclable or compostable
HOW ARE THEY MANUFACTURED, AND IS THE PROCESS ECO-FRIENDLY?
All parts of the bamboo plant can be used in some way. The stalks can be used for construction, while the leaves and roots can be used as mulch or animal feed. Even the dust created during processing can be recycled and used as fertilizer. This is in contrast to many other materials, like plastic or metal, which often have a lot of waste associated with their production. The manufacturing process begins with crushing the pulp from the bamboo plant into mush. This can be done using various methods, but the most common way is to use natural enzymes to break down the plant fiber. Once the bamboo has been reduced to mush, the fibers are combed through and spun into yarn. This fabric is usually referred to as bamboo linen. Mechanical processing is very labor intensive but is more sustainable than other methods of manufacture.
HOW WELL DO THEY WORK IN COMPARISON TO SIMILAR PRODUCTS?
- What makes bamboo stands out when compared to other materials:
- Odor resistant
- Produces 35% more oxygen than similar plants
- 100% biodegradable
- Regrows to its adult plant size in 3 to 5 years
- Helps rebuild eroded soil
- Requires far less water than similar plants (e.g., cotton)
Bamboo is an exceptional material in the kitchen. It doesn’t scratch your cooking surfaces; it is heat-resistant and anti-microbial. Plus, it is lightweight and also super durable. It is a natural solution. As long as the utensil is produced without using harmful chemicals, those made of bamboo help in reducing plastic waste. Bamboo is a highly sustainable natural renewable resource. Whereas plastic isn’t. Plastic is killing many wildlife and marine life and polluting a large part of our environment. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, so you don’t have to worry about disinfecting it as often as a plastic item, as plastics can hold bacteria and dust for days.
HOW DO WE DISPOSE OF AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE?
When natural bamboo reaches the end of its life, it can be recycled or composted. If it can’t be reused or repurposed, it’ll eventually end up in a landfill. Bamboo is biodegradable and 100% compostable within 6 months, depending on your specific product and composting conditions.
If you compost your waste through your local municipal system, bamboo can be put in the compost bin. If you have compost at home, bamboo is a great addition to your compost. It has a high silica content, and when it breaks down, it’ll releases that silica into the soil. Silica can help plants resist drought and increase yields and overall crop quality.