Why is Bamboo such a great material?
Bamboo is an evergreen perennial and one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Within 24 hours it can grow 3 feet in height. Unlike most trees and wood type plants bamboo reaches maturity in only 3-5 years. The largest of the species of bamboo can reach heights of 1300 feet.
Flowers of bamboo are rarely seen. Some species of bamboo develop flowers after 65 or 120 years. Interesting fact about flowering is that all plants of one bamboo species develop flowers at the same time, no matter where they are located in the world.
Bamboo is Good for the Ozone and Environment
Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants. Because of these features, bamboo greatly decreases amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and cleans the air.
It is good to know that bamboo does not require fertilizers for optimal growth. Discarded leaves of bamboo provide all needed nutrients when they start to decompose.
Bamboo has wide and strong root system which holds the soil stable and prevents erosion of the ground.
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Interestingly, bamboo is used in folk medicine to treat infections and to accelerate healing of the wounds.
Bamboo has stronger structure than steel and it is widely used in the construction industry. Other than that, bamboo is used in the
manufacture of floors, furniture, house walls, skateboards, bicycle frames and helmets.
Bamboo Products are Greener than Plastic
With Bamboo being a sustainable material due to its fast growth and little need for chemical pesticides it is the material our future needs. Whilst currently bamboo products are still not as cheap and readily available as their plastic counterparts it is only a matter of time as people become more Eco conscious and seek out a greener sustainable lifestyle that demand will increase and the price of these items will fall.