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 Bamboo is an ecofriendly sustainable material:
- It is biodegradable, low carbon footprint and reduces carbon dioxide and increases the production of oxygen as much as 30% more than other plants such as hardwood forests
- It requires less water to grow compared to tree and it helps mitigate water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption
- It sustains riverbanks and prevent soil erosion
- It regenerates from its own root system and it is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth
- No pesticides or chemicals are needed to grow and requires little maintenance during its growing
- It requires modest capital investment to generate a steady income
- Bamboo is versatile and it can be used to make kitchen supplies, instruments, flooring, paper, clothing, building and construction materials and much more