So what makes Bamboo so sustainable?
Updated: Jul 4, 2019
A great question. Just why is Bamboo sustainable?
We have just taken delivery of more great bamboo products, and some of our customers have been emailing us to ask what makes bamboo such a sustainable product. Well it's a great question. Are we taking the food from right out of a Panda's cuddly paws to create our sustainable cutlery?
'Course not. The first thing to note about bamboo is the rate that this stuff grows at. This isn't like wildfire. This is like wild fire on steroids at a rave. Bamboo has been known to grow an incredible 9 inches in a 24 hour period under the right conditions.
........Which means our furry black and white friends certainly aren't ever going to be in short supply.
But it gets better! Compared to other similar trees, bamboo produces 35% more oxygen, and absorbs 5 times as much CO2. This stuff is to the environment what Amazon is to selling stuff online. In terms of eco-friendly and sustainable, bamboo is about as good as it gets.
Where you may see contrasting articles, is where it is used in the clothing industry. Bamboo can be made into fabrics. Rayon is a good example. However, to produce these fabrics, the bamboo has to be treated and go through a sequence of processes. These are usually chemical, which detracts somewhat from using in it's rawest form.
And the reason it needs to go through all this processing? Because this stuff is strong. Bamboo is strong like you wouldn't believe! In many countries bamboo is used for building weight-carrying structures such as bridges.....
It's so good, we use it for our cutlery, which means we get the best of both worlds - We get high quality, strong, durable cutlery that is also eco friendly and highly sustainable
So the answer as to why bamboo is so sustainable lies in it's ability to re-grow quickly, absorb CO2 and emit large amounts of oxygen. The reason it's so useful is because it is a tough, durable and beautiful raw material. Any thoughts? Leave them below...