Bamboo: The Miracle Plant
Most people do not realize that Bamboo is easily one of the most valuable plants on this planet. Most people think of Bamboo as just Panda food, but it is much more than that. I can confidently say that Bamboo is one of the most renewable and useful resources on our planet. Now sit back and relax as I guide you through the wonderful world of Bamboo.
Origin of Bamboo
The word Bamboo originates from the Malaysian word, "Mambu." We don't know its exact origin, but we do know that it naturally grows on five out of the seven continents. It can be found the most in the tropical and subtropical climates of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Many people do not realize that Bamboo is actually a species of grass and there are 1,575 types of bamboo species. Now I am going to tell you two crazy facts about Bamboo that proves its' resilience and usefulness.
- Bamboo was the only plant that survived the radiation from the atomic bombings in Hiroshima.
- Bamboo was used by Thomas Edison in one of the first models of the light bulb because it was the best material for conducting electricity at the time.
The Benefits of Bamboo
Bamboo is the most RENEWABLE resource in the whole word and I have the facts to prove it. Bamboo grows to full maturity within 1-3 years unlike trees, which take around 30 years to grow to maturity. This means large bamboo plantations can be grown and harvested around 20-25 different times before a forest of trees can grow enough to be harvested for use. New trees would have to be replanted after their use unlike bamboo, which can be harvested without needing to be replanted. Bamboo also uses 30% less water & creates 35% more oxygen than trees do. Why am I comparing Bamboo to trees you might ask. I compare Bamboo to trees because it can be used for almost every single purpose that trees are used for so why are we constantly cutting down our precious forests?
Bamboo has TONS of different uses and products that it can be made into. For example, Bamboo can be used to make clothes, bed sheets, underwear, socks, pillows, mattress covers, scaffolding, building materials, and building support. It can also be made into household products such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, facial tissues, toothbrushes, straws, cutlery, etc. The list goes on forever! The real question is, Why don't more people know about the amazing benefits that Bamboo products offer them? This is one question that we aim to solve when it comes to Bamboo toilet paper (It's our specialty if you can't tell). Bamboo toilet paper is super soft, very strong, highly absorbent, biodegradable, and a million times better for the environment than tree-made toilet paper. Also, you'll never have to worry about buying toilet paper again since we deliver bamboo toilet paper right to your front door. Our mission here at Bampoo is to convince people to ditch their tree-made toilet paper for our super soft, Eco-friendly Bamboo toilet paper. Making the switch to Bampoo can help reduce our carbon footprint which saves our planet, help reduce our paper consumption which saves our forests, and allows us to donate to organizations whose sole purpose is to save the Earth from our own destruction. Help Bampoo save the Earth one poop at a time.