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Bamboo and Some of Its Uses

Bamboo is a very versatile plant that has been used for years in many different applications. It is an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that grows very quickly, requires little water and needs no pesticides. Manufacturers are using it for more and more purposes from food to construction. In this blog, I will cover a few uses of this wonder crop.


Bamboo is often used in Asian cooking. Sprouts and shoots make a healthy addition to recipes as they are high in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals while being low in calories. They are often enjoyed in stir-fries, soups and noodle dishes. Hungry yet?


Using bamboo to make furniture is a great way to save our forests. It grows 10 times faster than most hardwoods and is stronger too. It can be used to create beautiful chairs, tables, beds and more. It is resistant to temperature so will neither expand or shrink in moist or dry environments. Being lightweight, larger pieces are easier to move around. Bamboo furniture is also resistant to termites.


An easy swap everyone can make to help with deforestation is to switch from regular toilet paper to bamboo. Bamboo toilet paper is stronger due to its natural properties. It is also biodegradable. Feel good about your flush!


Environmentally conscious people are ditching their plastic straws. It is estimated that over 500 million are used daily and most end up in the ocean killing marine life. Many are making the switch to Bamboo straws that are washable, reusable and biodegradable.


Bamboo clothing has been getting more attention in recent years. It is durable, breathable, thermal regulating, moisture wicking and super comfy. It is a great option for people with skin sensitivities as the fibers are not irritating and has a soft, luxurious feel. I particularly love it for my yoga workouts as it keeps me dry, comfortable and odour- free.


Because of its strength and beauty, bamboo is an ideal source for making jewellery. Handcrafted by talented artisans, environmentally conscious bamboo can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and even watches.


Bamboo is often used for scaffolding because it is eco-friendly and cost-effective. It has greater tensile strength than steel. It is considered safe as it moves and gives.


Craft brewers are discovering that bamboo can make an excellent beer. Its leaves contain flavonoids and anti-oxidants that can contribute to our health. I’ll drink to that!


Millions upon millions of plastic toothbrushes are disposed of in landfills every year. Why not switch to eco-friendly biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes. They’re anti-microbial too!

Now you know that bamboo is not just for Pandas! This fast growing plant is truly a sustainable resource.  Use these products and reduce your environmental footprint.

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