The need for sustainable and recyclable materials in everyday items has become evident, and consumer demand is increasing.
Use sustainable bamboo products. Having existed as an alternative material for millennia, this incredibly strong and versatile plant is an environmentally friendly natural resource. Growing bamboo requires no pesticides, herbicides, or irrigation systems instead of relying on natural rainfall. Bamboo has a self-replenishing growth cycle, avoiding soil erosion or damage to the surrounding environment. Moreover, bamboo produces up to 35% more oxygen than trees, helping offset carbon dioxide emissions. It’s easy to see why bamboo is a favorite when it comes to sustainable materials.
From bathrooms and building rooms to boats, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the best products bamboo has to offer.
- Cutlery Set
Instead of relying on disposable utensils when you’re out and about, why not bring your own? These are cutlery sets made from single-sheet bamboo with a natural food-safe vegan sealant for longevity and durability. What’s more, they come in a handy case that’s made from recycled plastic bottles, so your food can be greener than ever.
You may wonder how to skateboard culture could hurt the environment, but unfortunately, skateboard manufacturing is a significant contributor to the deforestation of Canadian maple trees. No need to worry, though! Bamboo skateboards are eco-friendly skateboards committed to environmental sustainability; they are made with bamboo from managed plantations and are sustainably sourced and more robust than maple wood. So you don’t have to give up the quality of running with a free conscience.
Style and sustainability go hand in hand with sunglasses, so you can feel good about protecting your eyes as well as the environment. These lightweight glasses with bamboo frames are available in a wide range of brands and colors to suit your style. The quality of the design and handcrafted frames ensure that the glasses rival those of any major brand, both in appearance and artistry.
- Reusable Straws
If you are regularly consuming drinks and juices, you may not be aware that you dispose of a large number of straws each year. Instead of creating more waste or stopping straw consumption altogether, you can invest in a set of reusable bamboo drinking straws. These natural, tropical-looking straws can be hand-washed for repeated use. Perfect for at-home, picnics, or even portable use if you’re prone to daily beverage purchases.
- Eco-Friendly Toothbrush
Hopefully, you’ve discovered the world of natural toothpaste; why not get a toothbrush to match? Brush your teeth with bamboo toothbrushes; they are designed with the environment in mind; a biodegradable bamboo handle, recyclable BPA-free bristles, and even the packaging is compostable! Reduce your contribution to the 2 billion plastic toothbrushes that end up in landfills each year.
- Toilet Paper
Between toilet paper, tissues, napkins, and towels, paper waste adds up. Switching to planet-friendly paper products can make a big difference in terms of environmental impact. You will find toilet paper made from 100% chlorine-free bamboo viscose, made in mechanical pulping (the most environmentally friendly method of pulp manufacturing.) It is free of BPA, additives, fragrances, dyes and is hypoallergenic, so it feels as good on your body as it does on your conscience.