How Fast Does Bamboo Grow?
Bamboo is one of the world's fastest growing plants in the world. It can grow a massive 35 inches per day (or 1.5 inches per hour), which means we can watch bamboo plants growing before our eyes. Some types of bamboo have even gotten into the Guinness Book of World Records for how fast they grow. This speed can be compared to trees, which can take 35–100 years to grow large enough to be harvested.
Bamboo needs to be harvested to keep growing, which makes it a great renewable resource. In addition, bamboo needs less irrigation and is naturally pest resistant, which decreases the need for pesticides. In addition, bamboo can be harvested in a way that protects the local ecosystem and allows bamboo farmers to live in harmony with the earth.
For all these reasons, we love household items that can be made from bamboo instead of being made from traditional wood or plastic materials. Switching to bamboo products can have a big impact on our environmental footprint. The small choices we make each day add up, and bamboo products will help us reduce our waste production and protect the planet for future generations.
We have so many options when we choose to switch to bamboo products. We might switch to bamboo toilet paper, reusable bamboo paper towels, or bamboo toothbrushes. Bamboo can be turned into products that can work in every room of our home. It is great to know the products we are using help maintain the world's ecosystems for generations to come.
Bamboo Toilet Paper
If we want to make a big impact on decreasing the waste our homes produce, switching to bamboo toilet paper is a great place to start. Bamboo toilet paper is better for the environment than both traditional toilet paper and recycled toilet paper. Since bamboo grows so quickly, it is a renewable resource that is great for making the products we use daily.
In addition, bamboo toilet paper is known to be both strong and very soft. Did you know that bamboo toilet paper can be softer than cotton? This is good news because we all want strong but soft toilet paper that will not irritate our delicate skin. In addition, since bamboo toilet paper uses less water to be produced, it also means we are protecting our waterways.
Bamboo Paper Towels
Throughout our lives, we use a lot of paper towels. We use them to clean up messes in our kitchens and throughout our homes. Traditional paper towels account for over 13 billion pounds of waste yearly. That is a lot of trees being cut down and then tossed away. Therefore, we should choose eco-friendly bamboo paper towels instead.
Bamboo reusable paper towels are durable yet softer than cotton. Reusable bamboo paper towels can be used to clean more than one mess at a time. Two rolls of reusable bamboo paper towels can replace months of normal paper towel use. Reusable bamboo paper towels can be washed again and again, making them very handy to have on hand.
We use toothbrushes every morning and every evening to keep a smile on our faces. The problem is that one billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every year, and they will stay in landfills for hundreds of years. We do not want our toothbrush waste to be the legacy we pass down to future generations. We might wonder what other options are available to us. Bamboo toothbrushes are a great alternative to using plastic toothbrushes.
Bamboo toothbrush handles are 100% compostable, the bristles are 100% recyclable, and they are 100% sustainable. The handle is lightweight and durable, and the bristles are the perfect amount of soft for a truly great brushing experience. In addition, we can choose bamboo toothbrushes that contain charcoal and help us get a deeper cleaning of our teeth. By switching to a bamboo toothbrush, we can reduce our plastic consumption.
When choosing products that we want to use in our homes, choosing items that are made from bamboo is a great option. Bamboo is quick to grow and can be turned into everything from toilet paper and paper towels to the handles of our toothbrushes. When moving towards reducing our environmental impact or transitioning to a zero-waste home, bamboo products are the way to go. Switching to bamboo can help keep large amounts of waste out of the waste stream, including plastic and plastic packaging, which last a lifetime in landfills and are now known to contribute to microplastics, which are being found throughout the food chain.