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What other products are made from bamboo?

Bamboo is an extremely versatile natural product that is incredibly strong and eco-friendly.  Over recent years more and more products are being made from bamboo as people are looking for more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of living.  It is no secret that we need to start looking after the planet more carefully.  If you want to make greener choices, why not think about swapping some of your everyday items to sustainable bamboo options.

 

What other bamboo products are there?

Other than eating bamboo, having a decorative bamboo plant or bamboo flooring, more and more products being made from bamboo.  Here are just some of them:

  • Furniture and work tops
  • Chopping boards and utensils
  • Phone cases
  • Bike frames, skateboards and snowboards
  • Toothbrushes, cotton buds and hairbrushes
  • Re-usable coffee cups and flasks
  • Cutlery and chop sticks
  • Toilet paper and kitchen towels
  • Clothing – t-shirts, socks, underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels and cleaning cloths
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Re-usable drinking straws
  • Bowls, plates and cups
  • Serving trays and storage jars
  • Laundry baskets

Bamboo Forest

Interesting bamboo facts

  • Bamboo is a grass, not a tree or plant
  • It is actually one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Some species can grow up to 90cm per day!
  • Bamboo has incredible tensile strength
  • It is a highly renewable resource – after it has been harvested it continues to grow without the need for re-planting
  • Bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide than trees and releases more oxygen, making it great for the environment
  • No pesticides or fertilizer are needed to grow bamboo
  • Don’t worry, bamboo flooring is made from a completely different species to the bamboo that pandas eat, so they are not going hungry!

We think bamboo is fantastic and love that it is being used for more and more everyday products. By using more sustainable resources we can all play a little part in helping to protect our amazing planet!