Have you ever had an idea of what future we are creating for our planet earth? Do you ever think of the burden we are putting on it by creating more and more plastic and non-degradable waste? Have you ever paid heed to the marine animals and wildlife that are getting destructed and shattered due to the way we pollute the environment? If not, then now is the high time to do the same. Just to satiate some bits and pieces of a luxurious lifestyle, we have made our mother nature a hub of global warming and deforestation.
But, bamboo is the only savior to first minimize and then cure this issue.
We may not get to realize it, but we already use plastic in a variety of products around our homes. Even food packaging, which is normally made from petroleum-based materials, uses plastic. Why do we need to make the switch from plastic to bamboo for our household items? The answer is simple: plastic is non-biodegradable. Bamboo, on the other hand, is nature’s renewable material and is therefore sustainable.
These are only some of the worth-picking points to understand that bamboo is a full-of-potential hero of the planet earth with its countless capabilities to make the environment better and nature happier.
Let’s check out one-by-one:
Proves to Be a Great Renewable Resource
Bamboo plants exist in a variety of species, and depending on that, they can be harvested every one to five years. If we consider hardwoods, such as oak and other trees, then they take approx. forty years or more to mature properly. While on the other hand, Bamboo proves to be versatile when it comes to the same issue, and it can cure deforestation greatly due to its amazing growing speed of five years. This can incredibly replace hardwoods and protect and grow forests in the minimum possible time.
Turns Out to Be More Durable
Plastic can easily be blown away as wind gusts or blown by the sun. Plastic will eventually break down into smaller and more dangerous compounds that can cause severe environmental pollution. Bamboo, on the other hand, is made up of thousands of tiny little stems that only have one stem cell. As such, bamboo is much more durable and does not degrade as easily as plastic.
Grows Faster Than Other Trees
Bamboo also grows much faster than trees. This turns it the perfect material to use as an alternative to landfills. It takes a much lesser amount of time to grow a single bamboo stem cell compared to a single plastic stem cell. The stalks of bamboo can even be used to make mats for our garden.
Absorbs Most of the Greenhouse Gases
Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide gas and also releases 35% more oxygen to the environment in comparison to the hardwoods. Thus, it turns out to be a great source to save the environment while replacing hardwood with greater efficiency. It not only grows much faster but doesn’t deplete easily and is one of the most durable trees.
Proves to Be a Versatile Plant Promoting Very Little Waste
Bamboo is a great option to reduce waste generated through the plants. The reason behind the same is that most of its parts can be used to make a variety of products. Be it chopsticks, toothbrushes, furniture, or much more. Also, its versatility when it comes to applications, that’s why it can be used to make flooring, paper, furniture, building materials, and much more.
Protects the Soil and Uses No-Fertilizers, Herbicides or Pesticides
Unlike hardwood plants, bamboo roots stay in the place where they get harvested. Thus, they prevent soil erosion and retain soil nutrients to the greatest possible extent. In turn, bamboo plants promote soil health in a great way. On the other benefited side, it doesn’t need any fertilizer or pesticide to grow. It grows seamlessly without any agricultural chemicals. Thus it doesn’t add any chemicals to the environment.
Triggers Trade & Cooperation Benefits & Economic Development
With its incredible benefits, bamboo offers countless means of employment in lesser developed countries. There are several types of products that can be made through bamboo and its harvesting, and it can cure the problem of unemployment in many countries. And the win-win is that it never harms the environment. Also, through incredible trade and cooperation opportunities, it can provide diverse cultures to come together, work together and come up with matchless environment-saving ideas.
Now, What Can We Make Out of a Bamboo Plant?
The options are countless, and these include:
- Travel kit
- Toilet Papers
- Chairs & Stools
- Solar Batteries
- Computer Accessories, and Much More.
The Final Say
After discussing countless benefits of bamboo, it wouldn’t be exaggerating to call it ‘Miracle Grass.’ Bamboo can actually save the planet while offering the comfort-seeking society all the luxuries of modern life with a sustainable approach that would never cause any irreparable harm to the environment.
On the other side, our farmers, as well as underprivileged artisans who are anyhow supporting our well-being with their crops or creativity, deserve all the ways to explore all the facets of life, which includes comfort and good food. If by dealing in some marketable products using bamboo, we can support them, then it’s a win-win for farmers, artisans, and the environment altogether.
Let’s check out what bamboo-bash we have with us:
This time, let’s not think out the income but the outcome. Let’s take a pledge to make this happen and let the earth smile by bringing a positive change in the enlivenment. Let’s spread awareness about what bamboo can do and how it can help the world contain and sustain a better tomorrow.
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