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Plastic vs Bamboo... Truth or Trend?

Facts about Plastic:

  • Plastic is non-biodegradable which means it only breaks down to smaller pieces that can still harm the environment and wildlife.

  • Plastic can take more than 500 years to decompose.

  • Plastic is made of petroleum which means that is not from a renewable source.

  • During manufacturing of plastic, toxic chemicals are releasing through the air which eventually ends up creating land, water, and air pollution.

  • Over 8 billions kg of plastic end up in oceans every year.

These are only a few of the reasons why we should reduce the use of plastic in our everyday life.

Facts about Bamboo:

  • Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant due to its naturally renewing properties.

  • It can grow to full size much quicker than a standard tree that can take more than 30 years to grow to full size. Bamboo trees can grow to full size un just 3-4 months (!) - if they are in the right conditions. Some species, can grow at the rate of 36 inches in just 24 hours!

  • Bamboo plants produce up to 30% more oxygen compared to normal trees, as they absorb twice as much carbon dioxide.

  • Bamboo fibers are naturally anti-bacterial. That's why bamboo trees can be grown without the use of pesticides.