A few reasons Bamboo is considered Eco-Friendly:
  • Bamboo gets points among eco-conscious consumers because it is so renewable. As one of the world's fastest-growing plants, bamboo is able to reach maturity in about four years, compared to the typical 25-70 years for commercial tree species in the United States. With shoots averaging 24 to 36 inches or more in a 24 hour period.

  • Even better, bamboo can grow pesticide-free, which means less chemical pollution.

  • Because bamboo is abundant, versatile and inexpensive to manufacture, it is being used to make countless items such as paper and kitchen accessories to sheets, towels and clothing. There are bamboo rugs, bamboo shampoo, bamboo skin-care products. The list is ever-growing.

  • Stands of Bamboo trees release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees

A few really cool facts about Bamboo:

  • Bamboo provided the first re-greening in Hiroshima after the atomic blast in 1945.

  • Thomas Edison successfully used a carbonized bamboo filament in his first experiment with the light bulb

  • Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials. Bamboo's tensile strength is 28,000 per square inch versus 23,000 for steel.

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