Environmentally Friendly Tag

Bamboo is already an amazing product. For thousands of years it has been used all over the world as a building material, as fibre for clothing, made into household utensils or even used as food. It’s hard to imagine there is anything new that could be done with one of the world’s most sustainable building materials. But there is. Bamboo has a unique combination of strength, flexibility and lightness that cannot be matched by any other material on earth. Now new technological innovations in engineered bamboo mean it is being turned into something quite remarkable – timber-like slats that are as versatile as...

With everything bamboo has going for it, it’s no surprise that wood pales by comparison. For a start, bamboo grows up to 10 times faster than wood. As the fastest growing plant on earth, that’s no surprise. This means bamboo can be ready for use in as little as 1-5 years, instead of up to 40-60 years for many hardwoods. So, bamboo converts the sunlight, water and nutrients it consumes to grow into a useable material faster. That’s better for the environment, making bamboo far more sustainable. On another level of sustainability, bamboo also outshines wood. As it grows, bamboo stores 5 times more...

You may have read one or two reasons why bamboo is such a wonderful material for a world threatened with severe climate change. But you might not know all the reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons why bamboo can quite rightly claim the title of the most sustainable building material on earth. [gallery link="none" columns="2" size="full" ids="17640,17639"] 1.     Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth Bamboo is a not a tree, it’s a grass. Like any grass it grows very quickly. How quick? Some species grow up to 1 metre in a day! When you grow that fast you consume much less of the...