Bamboo is a highly renewable, natural material that has antibacterial, anti-fungal properties and is biodegradable as opposed to plastic. Plastic can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade and is the leading cause of mass pollution all over the world.

The Facts:

  • 50% of plastic is never reused or recycled.

  • It takes up to 1000 years for plastic to biodegrade.

  • Over 1 million plastic bags are used every minute in the world.

  • Creating plastic requires fossil fuels (oil), which increases our planet’s carbon emissions.

  • Over 17 billion pounds (8 billion kilograms) of plastic end up in the ocean every year.

Our eco system is not designed to deal with this much waste, it is our responsibility to make positive, sustainable changes and pave the way for a more sustainable future. 


With the above in mind bamboo is a great alternative, why you ask?

  • Bamboo can grow without fertilisers or pesticides.

  • Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

  • Bamboo can regrow to adult size to be harvested within 3 to 5 years.

  • Bamboo can grow in many different kinds of environments (China, Africa, South America, USA).

  • Bamboo is biodegradable.

  • Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen compared to similar plants.

  • Bamboo naturally helps rebuild eroded soil.

  • Bamboo almost never needs replanting.

  • Bamboo is an extremely durable material.

  • Bamboo requires far less water than similar plants, therefore often requiring no irrigation systems.


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