Benefits of Bamboo

  • It is grown without synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
  • It requires no irrigation after it is established.
  • bamboo has the compressive strength of concrete and the tensile strength of steel.
  • It reaches its full height in one growing season, at which time it can be harvested for pulp or allowed to grow to maturity over four to eight years
  • It rarely needs replanting (70-140 years)
  • It grows rapidly, and can be harvested annually after the first 3-5 years.
  • It produces 35% more oxygen that an equivalent stand of trees
  • human beings have cultivated bamboo for more than a thousand uses, from buildings to food to paper.
  • Long-lived bamboo products can also store carbon over time.
  • It sequesters carbon dioxide more efficiently than any other plant
  • Bamboo rapidly sequesters carbon in biomass and soil 
  • It is an excellent soil erosion inhibitor
  • It grows in a wide range of environments
  • It’s production into fibres has lower environmental impact than other forms of fibre, especially synthetic ones.

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