Watching the Giant Panda sitting around eating it’s favorite food, Bamboo, you wouldn’t think that same source of nutrition for Pandas also turns out to be one of the Environmental Giants of our planet, but it is. Children play on it as do professional athletes, grass, just in a much larger version. It can be found in most locations across the globe from Asia, Australia, North America, South America,to the African continent. In environments where the climate combined with the soil is just right it is the fastest growing plant on the planet sometimes growing as much as one meter per day. Typically though it grows 1 – 4 inches daily reaching it’s full height it’s first year. It’s root system is called a rhizome, a horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes. Asparagus, irises and ginger are also similarly cultivated this way. The culms(shoots) are ready to harvest after three to five years.
Sustainability is a word heard all the time whenever you hear about environmental issues and for a good reason. For most resources such as Oil, Water, Minerals there seems to be a finite amount. Solar and Wind Generators may be a good source to produce electricity , Desalinization is being used to bring fresh water to areas close to oceans and the cultivation of Bamboo is being used to replace wood products that can reproduce in 3 -5 years vs. 20 – 30 years for hard wood. Bamboo is also used in food , cooking utensils, clothing, scaffolding, sporting goods like fishing poles, flooring, furniture and many other uses. Sustainable is Bamboo’s middle name.
NaturalEcoBaby.com has a variety of products made from this amazing sustainable substance. The RePEaT Bamboo Utensil Set is perfect for people and pandas alike! The sets include a practical set of beautiful bamboo fork, spoon, knife, and chopsticks in a handsome colored holder. This holder is made from RPET: a fabric from Recycled Plastic. Also available, the Full Circle – Stick’em Magnet Kitchen Bamboo and Organic Cotton Towels. The towels are made from a combination of bamboo and organic cotton fibers. Also for use in the kitchen, the Full Circle - Grip Pot Loofah Scrubber – with bamboo handle. This little loofah has big cleaning power! The Grip Pot Loofah is a tough natural abrasive that expands to twice its size when wet. As if that’s not enough fun, grab hold of the bamboo handle and watch as grease loses its grip on your dishes. There are many more Bamboo products you can try and feel good knowing you are using one of the best renewable resources on the planet.
Bamboo – An Environmental Giant !