Sunday, October 11, 2009

EcoProducts - Bamboo

There had been increasingly lots of focus on this particular natural resource. There are more and more ecoproducts being made using bamboo and the most amazing thing is that the quality is not compromised. Using bamboo to make eco products is not only environmentally friendly, we are actually utilising nature's most sustainable resource.

Bamboo is actually not a wood but a grass, which continuously sends up new shoots after harvesting without the need for replanting. In fact, believe it or not bamboo actually holds the world record as the fastest growing plant, and can be harvested every 4-5 years! Something that is special about bamboo is that it not only removes CO2 from the atmosphere, it actually produces over 30% more oxygen than trees. Therefore, by growing and using bamboo to manufacture eco products, we are actually helping to combat global warming.

Bamboo is organic as it is grown without pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals and it's 100% biodegradable. Therefore, to summarise why bamboo is a good choice of resource to produce eco products, I have briefly listed some points below;

Bamboo made cloths are so soft that when you feel it, you will notice the difference from your usual cotton or even cashmere.

Bamboo made bed sheets are not susceptible to bed bugs and mites. Bamboo also naturally resists odor keeping you fresh. Bamboo is indeed a very eco friendly resource where we will be seeing more and more eco products being made by using this resource!