Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Because it contains naturally-occurring antimicrobial agents, there is no need for using fertilizers or pesticides during its cultivation. Our bamboo is totally organic and wild. A few facts:
- Fast-growing: Bamboo is technically a kind of grass, and it grows like grass- sometimes up to three or four feet in one day. This means that there's lots of it, and when it's harvested it grows itself back again quickly enough not to leave a dent in the ecosystem.
- Absorbs CO2: Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases, and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than trees.
- It keeps alive while serving us: Bamboo roots remain in place after harvesting, thereby preventing soil erosion and retaining nutrients for the next crop.
- Chemically untouched: It is completely natural. No chemicals needed. No pesticides.
- Job provision: Wherever it grows, it is vital to the local economy and to the local culture. In China, bamboo is known as 'the friend of the people'.
- Surprising strength: It is a whopping 34% harder than white oak, and 2.5. times more stable than commonly used wood.
A word on Pandas - they don't eat this type of bamboo and they don't live in this area :)