Three main reasons make bamboo a preferable option for eco-friendly beauty products
Bamboo is a renewable resource.
It’s the fastest-growing wood product in the world.
Bamboo emits low chlorine levels, creating a healthy environment for bacteria in the product. As such, it’s eco-friendly, helping to ensure we all use a resource more efficiently.
All in all, it’s a win-win situation for everyone
So why is bamboo the best choice? Well, for starters – its eco-friendly properties make it a top choice among growers across the world. And as you can see from this article’s title – Why is Bamboo Eco Friendly? – bamboo is super easy to grow. For instance, bamboo doesn’t need too much care while growing. It needs to be planted in fertile soil that is easy to work with and can support a bamboo plant for a long time.
Most popular reasons why bamboo is eco-friendly
Easy to grow
Protects soil structure and keep them intact
It has antibacterial properties
With anti-fungal effect
Fewer years to wait before they grow; it only takes 3-5 years to wait
Absorbs carbon dioxide
Produces 35% more oxygen as compared with other plants
Sturdy and sustainable
Bamboo’s root system consists of a network of fine, spreading roots that grow up from the rhizomes to gather nutrients. The growing cycle starts with a new shoot pushing up from the ground over six inches every day! This makes for a naturally fertilized soil ecosystem and a more robust habitat for many insects and critters who call bamboo their home. That’s why bamboo is so sustainable, unlike most commercial timber crops, which require replanting after harvesting.
Bamboo off-gasses 42% less CO2 than pine does when it decomposes in vented landfills or composts in managed facilities (because its hollow structure captures gases). It also absorbs 18% more CO2 when it grows than an equivalent timber stand.
Bamboo has the highest tensile strength in the fibre-based world, meaning it can be up to 30% stronger in some cases than steel for a given weight – making it one of the most eco-friendly materials available because its use does not contribute towards deforestation or metal mining & refining processes.
The harvesting process is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Bamboo grows in clumps similar to bamboo without replanting (unlike other commercial timber crops). Every piece can be harvested by hand with almost no waste. Unlike wood harvesting, which damages the soil ecosystem, bamboo harvesting helps improve it.
Bamboo has an extensive root structure beneath the earth’s surface, unlike most plants. This helps prevent soil erosion and provides a better habitat for insects and critters living in bamboo thickets.
Bamboo is one of the strongest, fastest-growing species on earth! That’s why it can produce up to 30% more growth than even trees.
Unlike other plants which use a lot of water, bamboo plants transpire water vapour at a high rate during the day and release moisture at night, which helps prevent dew or rain from forming on leaves (for example, see this link ). That’s why it uses only about 1/4 as much water as an equivalent stand of timber.
Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants on earth! It grows faster than trees and is stronger than steel. It can build houses, boats, floors, furniture and other durable goods. Bamboo can also be used for paper products such as copy paper and textured wallpaper (besides plywood). That’s why bamboo products are so sustainable.
Bamboo takes up the same CO2. The equivalent number of trees would take over a similar growing period (10 years) and sequesters carbon dioxide by storing it in its roots rather than releasing it into the atmosphere. That’s why bamboo is one of the world’s best green plants!
China has one of the largest bamboo groves in the world. The United States has recently started using more bamboo to replace timber for sustainable development.
Bamboo grows naturally in regions that are arid, semi-arid and sub-humid areas. It is known to be drought-tolerant, wind-resistant and frost resistant. Bamboo can survive even if it is cut as long as the rhizome (root system) remains intact.
Bamboo has a unique and beautiful structure that can make it perfect for many applications such as poles, scaffolding, fiberboard and even fireworks! It performs well in all conditions: hot or cold, wet or dry withstanding temperatures between -4 and 106 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you have any questions about bamboo or clarifications, please don’t hesitate to ask! I will try to answer your question as soon as possible. Please leave a comment for discussion! The information provided here is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be treated as such.