Bamboo is a sustainable, eco-friendly, compostable natural plant material, without any chemicals added. Bamboo plants can grow fast – up to 1 metre (3 feet) per day. They use plenty of carbon dioxide and release lots of oxygen, and they do not require any pesticides or fertiliser. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, organic, and vegan.
Humans use millions of plastic items every year, and when we’ve finished with them we throw them away. They end up in the ocean or in landfills, as a source of environmental pollution that threatens our health and the health of the planet. That’s why natural bamboo goods have the advantage.
Plastic can take between 100 and 1,000 years to completely break down. When plastic is immersed in water, it decomposes into smaller pieces, until they become what we call microplastics, so small as to be almost invisible. Fish and other marine animals must drink this plastic-infused water. They can also easily mistake plastic for food, so they may starve to death. If they live, what they eat ends up in their flesh, so that when we eat them, it enters our bodies too. This is how plastic enters our food chain. Plastic can be toxic: it’s not meant to be eaten.
One solution to all this plastic pollution is bamboo. Bamboo goods, furniture, brushes, baskets and other utensils benefit the environment, and therefore your health. Unlike plastic, bamboo does not contain potentially dangerous chemicals that can contaminate your body and the environment. Bamboo is amazing!