BAMBOO, THE MOST SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL.

In News, Earthpack5 November, 2020

Originally from India, bamboo has spread around the world at great speed for a very simple reason. Its plant is quite particular, it has various characteristics that have allowed it to go from being considered a waste of nature, which invaded the riverbed, to being called the most sustainable raw material.

This title that he receives is mainly due to his capacity for growth. An adult bamboo plant, during the budding stage, can grow up to 61 cm in a single day. In each budding it doubles in size until it reaches trunks between 10 and 20 meters, depending on the species.

If we add to its growth capacity the ease of bamboo to adapt in almost any area, we are probably facing the most sustainable raw material on the planet. This plant does not require fertile land, nutrients or pesticides, with water nearby it is enough to grow and grow. Also, you only have to let three or four years pass until it can be collected.

Another positive point of this plant is that it allows obtaining bamboo fiber through a relatively simple process that requires minimal use of industrial resources. In addition to being a raw material that is easy to access and handle, bamboo fiber has very interesting properties for all kinds of applications.

  • 100% biodegradable, can be composted.
  • Thermoclimatic: resistant to heat and cold.
  • Absorbs four times more moisture than cotton.
  • Resistant: supports great stress without losing flexibility.
  • Respectful of the soil: the deep root systems of the plant serve as protection against soil erosion.

 

We have no doubts, bamboo fiber is the best option for Earthpack’s breathable mesh, an evolution of packaging for the product.