is grown on mountain sides miles away from the pollution of towns or chemicals,
it grows at a rate of 70cm per day so is vigourously renewable and absorbs vast
amounts of CO2. It needs no irrigation to supply water, no pesticides or growth
agents are needed to make it grow.
“The challenges we face today is to further improve and innovate the
uses of bamboo. Since bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth and a
sustainable building material, it could easily substitute all known wood
applications without having to cut down entire bamboo groves or plantations.
Better yet, bamboo continuously grows after harvest without having to re-plant
it. Bamboo also converts about 35% more CO2 into oxygen than a regular tree.
The bamboo products we see on the market today, are just the tip of the
iceberg, we predict that more and more innovative bamboo applications will
enter the consumer markets rapidly. Therefore it is an exciting era to live in
if you are also a firm believer of how bamboo can contribute to a greener and
cleaner environment. We can't change our consumption based economy, but we can
certainly change the resources we use and the way we manufacture our products!.
Please note that not all bamboo species are suited for every single
application. Some species are edible while most are not, some can be used as
structural timber while other only serve for ornamental use or pulp.