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The truth about recycling

Nowadays, everyone talks about the importance of plastic recycling and the need for circular economy and zero waste society. But, do we know all the truth behind recycling? And does it mean we no longer have to worry about our plastic consumption? What makes it difficult when it comes to plastic recycling is that it doesn’t make a closed loop, even though recycling it takes less energy than manufacturing new materials. Here are some reasons that makes plastic recycling obsolete and not the best way to help the planet: Different types of plastic are currently used in our daily life. Plastics cannot be mixed with each other, which makes the sorting procedure even more complicated. Among the plastic products that...

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Bamboo as renewable Eco-friendly building material

Can Bamboo be used in the construction sector? What is the benefit of using it? Did you know that the building and construction activities combined account to about 39% of the total global carbon (Co2) emissions (Source: Global Status Report 2017 from World Green Building Council GBC)? That’s quite a lot, right? According to the World GBC, 28% comes from the energy used to heat, cool and light buildings and the remaining 11% comes from embodied carbon emissions or the carbon associated with materials and construction processes throughout the entire building lifecycle So, can the construction materials impact the greenhouse gas emissions? World GBC estimates that cement and steel emit 8% and 9% respectively of the total amount of greenhouse...

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Get off of Plastic and go Bamboo

Bamboo is booming and we are obsessed with it. This noble material has everything to be the material of the future, it’s biodegradable, renewable, Eco-friendly, grows fast and has numerous applications. But, can we swap plastic products by bamboo products? Yes, we can! People throw away tons of plastic products every year. That’s enough to wrap around the earth four times! After being used for several months or years, your plastic product will now spend eternity taking up space on the planet as a piece of garbage.  Most nations also don’t know what to do with plastic waste products, so it fills up landfills quickly and most of the toxic waste from plastics ends up polluting our lands and water...

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What makes Bamboo special?

Bamboo isn’t a tree, but a colony plant like grass and it can grow everywhere except Antarctica and survive in many different climate conditions This adaptable woody plant is the perfect nature’s substitute for the endangered rainforest hardwoods, its biodegradable, renewable and its biomass generation is unsurpassed by any other plants. With a 10-30 % annual increase in biomass versus 2-5 % for trees, bamboo creates greater yields of raw material for use. Bamboo is a versatile material due to the strength of the culm, their straightness, smoothness, lightness combined with hardness and greater hollowness. It is known to be a natural and excellent raw material for manufacturing strong and sturdy furniture, handicrafts, and novelty items. A few reasons why...

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