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You see, plastic is killing our environment.

 

Universally, we create a scary 300 million tons of plastic every year. And a shocking 9% of this is recycled or reused. This means that 91% of all plastic is only used once, and then ends up getting thrown away- and finding its way into our oceans or landfills. This is a huge amount which is why scientists predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish.

The answer to this crisis is making better choices.

And a simple way you can make a difference is by switching to sustainable products and by saying no to single-use plastic. So what else can you use instead? Bamboo! It’s an incredible alternative to plastic because it’s so strong and durable - but is biodegradable and natural instead.

Here are 5 reasons why bamboo is so great

1. Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on earth

Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant. Bamboo can grow to full size in just 3-4 months, compared to standard trees which can take 30+ years to grow. In the right conditions, it can grow 3 feet tall in 24 hours which means you can literally watch it grow with your own eyes! This makes it a super sustainable alternative due to its naturally renewing properties.

2. Bamboo is strong and durable

It’s no surprise that bamboo is often named as the new ‘green steel’ for its versatility and strength in construction, with entire homes now being built entirely from this robust plant.

3. Bamboo is safe and hygienic

Bamboo fibres are naturally anti-bacterial without needing any toxic chemical treatments, all thanks to its substance called ‘bamboo kun’.

4. Bamboo is Great for the Environment

Bamboo forests have enormous positive benefits for the environment as this incredibly productive plant efficiently stores carbon.

5. Bamboo Is Good for The Community

Bamboo production and manufacturing sustains the traditional industry and creates new well-paying stables jobs for locals in areas that need social and economic stability.