From toothbrush handles to cotton swaps, you’ll find bamboo products of all shapes, sizes, and uses. Are all bamboo products sustainable? Read on and find out more about this eco-friendly sustainable material.
What makes bamboo sustainable?
Bamboo is 100% biodegradable and can be easily regenerated. It takes years for woods like pine and oak to fully break down, while bamboo can decompose in months.
This super plant is much more sustainable than plastic and paper because it’s fast growing, renewable, absorbs large amounts of CO2 and produces more oxygen than other plants. In fact, it holds the world record for the fastest growing plant. Did you know a stalk of bamboo can grow nearly 3 feet in just a single day?
The best part is, unlike trees, bamboo plants don’t require tons of water or pesticides to survive and thrive.
So, are all bamboo products eco-friendly? What to know before you buy?
Bamboo products can be eco-friendly when it’s grown and harvested sustainably, minimally processed. Before you make a purchase, we have to consider where it came from and how it was grown, harvested, and developed into products.
What can bamboo be made into?
- Cotton swaps
- Facial mask sheet
- Makeup remover pads
- Phone case