31 Oct Why is Bamboo a Good Choice for the Environment?
It is a well-known fact that bamboo is one of the most environmentally-friendly crops and raw materials from which to manufacture consumer goods. This is especially true in the case of a bamboo toothbrush, which is an excellent choice when it comes to dental hygiene. So, why exactly is bamboo such a good choice for the environment? Well, firstly, it grows extremely quickly so there is always plenty of it around. In fact, some types of bamboo can grow up to two to three feet every day! When buying a bamboo product, you can be rest assured that you are not purchasing something that has been made from a substance that is in high demand.
When growing bamboo, no harmful fertilizers are needed, unlike the case with other crops like cotton. This means that it is both cost-effective and healthy to grow bamboo. Even though it can grow quite well on its own, bamboo is surprisingly strong and its tensile strength can be compared to that of a steel cable of the same size. When selecting a plastic-free, bamboo toothbrush, we recommend ensuring that the bamboo used is panda friendly. Panda friendly generally means that the toothbrush has been made from Moso Bamboo, which pandas do not eat. This ensures that you are not supporting a bamboo toothbrush company that is taking bamboo away from pandas, which are currently endangered. Bamboo is a fantastic choice of product material as most bamboo is sustainably harvested and poses no threat to the natural environment around it. In addition, the substance self-regenerates and therefore requires no annual planting. This means that the bamboo farmer has a large and healthy crop every year, as long as the bamboo is properly harvested. Of course, bamboo is also easily biodegraded, making it the ideal choice for our natural environment!