Guest Blog Article by:
Marissa Sutter, Motto Inc.
Digital Marketing Coordinator Intern
On almost a daily basis, we are reminded of the harmful effects our actions are causing the environment. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, many people are turning to bamboo for personal and household products.
There are numerous reasons why so many people are going green with bamboo products; here’s a small list of what is motivating people to buy bamboo products.
- Cost Effective & Sustainable: Usually thought to be a tree, bamboo actually belongs to the grass family and holds the title of the fastest growing plant in the world, growing up to 24 inches in a single day. Bamboo is a renewable resource, providing 20 times more material in a single harvest than a typical harvest from hardwood trees. Bamboo keeps costs low as single stand can yield over 200 poles in 5 years.
- A Breath of Fresh Air: A bamboo grove releases up to 35 percent more oxygen into the air than similar-sized groups of trees. By producing more oxygen and absorbing more carbon dioxide than trees, bamboo helps to combat global warming.
- Tough: Bamboo is strong and if you need the facts to back it up, the tensile strength of steel measures at 24,000 PSI while mighty bamboo measures at 28,000 PSI. The durability of bamboo makes it great for engraving and personalizing products. You can find bottle openers, BBQ kits, coasters, cutting boards, cork screws and wine bottle cases that are now being made from bamboo. The ability to engrave has made bamboo a front-runner in custom products.
- Versatile: Bamboo can not only grow in various climates and soil densities; it is being used to make even more personal and household items than you could imagine, like cheese boards and cribbage sets. Bamboo has also broken into the fashion industry; it is now being made into clothing and accessories, especially sunglasses. The durable material makes for long-lasting shades, plus, the lightweight nature allows sunglasses to float in water. Bamboo’s ability to float has made it a popular choice for key chains, too.
Clearly, bamboo is gaining popularity for personal and household items as this super-grass can be turned into almost anything. Go green and make sure the next product you buy is made of bamboo; it’s something we can all feel good about.
Check out these Bamboo Products from Motto Inc.