In East Asia, bamboo is called “the plant that can save the world.” Read how bamboo can ensure our future.
Bamboo as a renewable resource
At up to 91 centimeters per day, bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. When harvested, the roots remain intact and the bamboo grows back from the same shoot; it is a self-fertilizing plant. For use as a raw material, bamboo can be harvested within a few years. This is impressive when bamboo is compared to other renewable raw materials for paper production. For example, pines take 30 and oaks even 80 years to be harvested.
Bamboo is free of pesticide and chemicals
Bamboo can be grown without pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals. This is due to the powerful, natural anti-fungal agent kun / kunh in bamboo. This agent protects the plant during growth and when making the primary fiber for paper. Bamboi® made a conscious decision to have 100% organic, unbleached rolls made for our paper. This makes Bambooi® free of added chemicals and hypoallergenic.
Bamboo keeps the air clean
Bamboo is a powerful natural CO2 store that keeps the air clean. In fact, bamboo stores 35% more carbon and releases 35% more oxygen than trees. At the bottom line, each box of Bambooi saves about 6.69 KG of CO2! A mature tree absorbs 21 KG of CO2 per year. Wondering how paper products made from bamboo make a positive impact on the environment?
Bamboo forests in China
In China, there are 208 different types of bamboo. The bamboo that Bamboi uses comes from Sichuan (China) and is fortunately not at all interesting to pandas. The species represents an area of 200,000 hectares. This is equivalent to about 100,000 – 150,000 soccer fields. There is more than enough to use. And the more it is used the better it is for the world! Due to the storage limit of bamboo, the grass must be harvested so that the young shoots can reabsorb carbon. We turn the felled bamboo, full of stored CO2, into toilet rolls, keeping the carbon out of the air for as long as possible.