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Do you enjoy living a zero waste lifestyle and do you believe that sustainability and green living is definitely the way to go? Well, all of us enjoy playing our own, unique role in preserving the environment, reducing our carbon footprint and keeping our precious earth beautiful for future generations. But did you know that many of the products we use on a daily basis are actually contributing in a negative, rather than in a positive, way for our world?
Luckily, bamboo products are an excellent idea if you would like to live sustainably while, at the same time, enjoying great quality products. Many experts now believe that products made out of bamboo could definitely be the future for the daily items we use. There are many reasons for this - let’s take a look!
Firstly, bamboo is a substance that grows prolifically in its natural environment. Being tree free, this means that there is no destruction of plants or trees during the harvesting process and the harvested bamboo will grow back in next to no time.
Bamboo is also naturally biodegradable, meaning that when it is disposed of, it will break down rather quickly and in a sustainable way. It therefore requires no recycling process which, while it does enable the substance to be reused, the recycling process itself requires a lot of energy and this energy is a small contributor to increasing our carbon footprint.
With bamboo, there is obviously no recycling process and you can confidently get rid of your bamboo product once you are finished using it, making the plastic-free approach so much better for the environment. When you dispose of your bamboo, it will biodegrade into nutrient-rich mulch that is very healthy for the soil.
Bamboo products (such as bamboo toothbrushes, cotton swabs, dental floss, facial pads and much more) not only look great but they also function just as well, if not better, than their plastic or glass counterparts. Once most people try a bamboo product for the first time, they are hooked and will try and incorporate this versatile substance into their lives as much as they can.
During the bamboo harvesting process, very little of the bamboo plant is actually wasted, making it financially profitable, as well as neater and cleaner for the environment.
Growing bamboo forests benefits both the manufacturer, the consumer and the environment, as well. This is because large areas of bamboo plants take in the harmful carbon in the surrounding atmosphere. They then produce clean oxygen into the air, which is something the world needs a lot more of.
Many plants, such as cotton, require vast amounts of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to grow into healthy plants. Unfortunately, these substances erode the soil in which they are planted and deplete the helpful nutrients contained therein. Bamboo, on the other hand, requires no harmful substances in order to grow healthily and this is yet another reason why it is such an environmentally-friendly product.
Finally, if you have ever seen a bamboo plant in the wild, you will understand it when we say that it is an incredibly beautiful plant. Bamboo beautifies the environment around it and the good news for arid regions is that it will thrive even in the driest of climates!
Since bamboo can be grown in most places, there is no competition or fighting for it as a resource. Bamboo can help disadvantaged people to produce useful products and make a living.
Obviously, we are not saying that bamboo on its own will save our planet but every little bit helps, and bamboo certainly plays a large role!