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Bamboo vs Plastic products
Bamboo vs Plastic; or why you should buy bamboo products to have a sustainable and ecofriendly life.
Nowadays, most of us are very concerned about having a sustainable and ecofriendly life. That is why some time ago we asked ourselves if we wanted to use bamboo or plastic products; and since then we have clear our choice.
The Problem of Plastic
Plastic is everywhere, whether we like it or not. The bags we use when shopping are made of plastic. The bottles we drink from are made of plastic. And the straws we get served in restaurants are made of plastic as well. But all of this is just the tip of the iceberg. Plastic is everywhere, and it doesn’t go away.
Plastic is filling up landfills all over the world, but it never leaves them because it’s non-biodegradable. What that means in layman terms is that the different elements that plastic is made of can’t be broken down by bacteria. That way the plastic just either stays the way it is, or it may actually take decades for it to degrade. Plastic waste continues growing up.
Here are some facts on how much plastic we produce each year:
- 300 millions tons of plastic are products each year
- 50% is single-use plastic
- 8 millions tons end up in our oceans
- 1 in 3 marine animals was found entangled in plastic
- Over 90% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs
These facts proof that we have a serious plastic problem. But what can we do? And what alternatives are there?
Bamboo, that’s the answer.
Bamboo vs Plastic
Bamboo will help us to have a sustainable and ecofriendly life instead of using plastic products because it is bio-degradable and helps fighting against climate change.
In our online shop you can find many products manufactured from Bamboo.
Bamboo grows fast, reduces waste, it is bio-degradable and helps fighting the Global Warming. So, why do we use stil plastic instead of ecofriendly Bamboo products?
Bamboo grows fast
Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant which can grow to full size in just 3-4 months, compared to other trees which can take 20+ years to grow.
Deforestation and its environmental impact have been in the news for years, yet almost 18 million acres (roughly the size of Panama) are lost each year. Put that into perspective and you understand how bamboo’s fast growth can help us sustain our forests.
Bamboo reduces waste
After harvesting, every part of the plant can be used to produce a variety of products, whether it is straws, chopsticks, sunglasses or even toilet paper!
Thanks to bamboo fibres which are stronger than those of wood, we have a resource which can withstand changing environmental conditions and provide a long-term wood and plastic alternative.
On top of that, no fertilizers or pesticides are needed due to bamboo’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal nature.
Bamboo is bio-degradable
Bamboo products that haven’t been chemically processed can be recycled as well as composted in gardens. Is it also 100% biodegradable and will, after time, disappear into nature just like it appear. That way bamboo products reduce our overall waste and garbage footprint.
Bamboo and climate change
Compared to trees, bamboo releases over 30% more oxygen back into the air which makes it an excellent source for producing clean and fresh oxygen.
To sum up, we wish you have found this article useful to clear your mind about the question of using Bamboo vs Plastic products. We also hope you have chosen to have a sustainable and ecofriendly life. To help you with that, you can check our website where you will find a wide variety of Bamboo products.
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