Do Bamboo products harm the environment and wildlife?
Bamboo is a plant that represents food for many different animals, especially the most famous and well-known pandas. They eat from 12 to 38 kilograms of bamboo leaves per day. Due to the adaptation of their digestive system, bamboo represents 99% of their food. Their survival depends heavily on this plant, and the reduction of bamboo plants can be fatal for them.
Bamboo that pandas adore differs from bamboo that is used for industrial purposes and it also grows in different landscapes. The use of bamboo products for textile products therefore does not endanger pandas or other living beings.
Bamboo is a fast growing plant that requires very little maintenance . Due to rapid growth and low maintenance needs, chemicals are very rarely used when growing bamboo. It can grow to its full size in just 3 years, even after numerous harvests. This is extremely fast compared to other plants and trees that need more than ten years to reach their full size. Bamboo is therefore very friendly for the environment, because it is quickly renewed, easy to maintain and does not produce any negative effects.
Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide absorption is 30% higher compared to other trees, which means that more oxygen is released into the atmosphere.
Bamboo leaves no waste. After harvesting, bamboo leaves no waste behind, as the whole plant is used to produce various products.
Bamboo needs very little water and chemicals. Compared to other plants, bamboo requires very little water and chemicals and can easily succeed in different climates and poorer conditions. Bamboo grows on all continents (except Antarctica). This means that there is a possibility to reduce the transportation of bamboo and reduce pollution caused by transport.