Bamboo: The Ultimate Alternative
Bamboo is a highly sustainable 100% natural, biodegradable renewable resource and an incredibly strong yet lightweight material.
Especially when compared to wood and steel, Bamboo can be a great alternative to many household items. All bamboo used in 4Terra products is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council Certified) and sustainably sourced.
Fun Facts About Bamboo:
Bamboo is a fast growing and a naturally renewable tree-like grass. It requires little maintenance to farm as it doesn’t need any pesticides or herbicides and very little water to grow.
Did you know that bamboo is super strong? Yes! It's even stronger than steel! The tensile strength of steel is 23,000 PSI, while the tensile strength of bamboo is 28,000 PSI. Seems crazy, right?
Bamboo also grows insanely fast, sometimes at a rate of 3 feet (90cm) per day, depending on variety. To grow to full maturity only takes 1 to 5 years, again depending on variety. This is considerably faster than the fastest growing trees. Also, bamboo doesn’t need chemical help to grow at a natural rate.
When harvested bamboo regrows from its own root system, it doesn’t need to be planted again. Not only is this great from a naturally renewable perspective, but this also means that the soil and roots aren’t disturbed which is great for soil health.
When sustainably sourced, bamboo is a great eco-friendly alternative to a variety of manufactured products!
What are eco-friendly materials?
Eco-friendly materials are not harmful to the environment, contribute to overall green living, and help conserve vital resources like water and energy. Through extraction and processing, eco-friendly materials prevent contributions to various forms of pollution, including but not limited to air, water, and land pollution. They’re non-toxic and either sustainable or sustainably grown. Eco-friendly materials are not just Earth-friendly though; they keep both environment and human safety in mind.
Undoubtedly, if we’re living sustainably, bamboo ticks a box. It’s a more sustainable and hard wearing alternative for furniture, flooring and many household items.
There are plenty of ways to make your home more natural, green, and eco-friendly. Bamboo 4Terra products are definitely one of them!