Last week, I covered an array of bamboo products that you can easily use in and around the home because it’s officially time to ditch the plastic! From sheets to beauty tools, the options are endless and thanks to like-minded folks out there, new products are popping up daily.
And, according to Gaiam, utilizing bamboo over other woods, plastics, (even fabrics), is in everyone’s best interest:
Bamboo’s environmental benefits arise largely out of its ability to grow and spread quickly — in some cases three to four feet per day — without the need for fertilizers, pesticides or much water.
A bamboo grove also releases some 35 percent more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized stand of trees, and it matures (and can be replanted) within seven years (compared to 30-50 years for a stand of trees), helping to improve soil conditions and prevent erosion along the way. Bamboo is so fast-growing that it can yield 20 times more timber than trees on the same area. There are some 1,000 different species of bamboo growing in very diverse climates throughout the world, including the southeastern United States.
Head over to The DC Ladies for the full list of products covered and additional information!
Cheers to Living as Green as Possible,