January 30, 2015 | By Sean O'Donnell
- Bamboo is an eco-friendly, highly renewable material bamboo grows much faster than wood.
- Some types of bamboo can grow a metre in 24 hours and 20 metres high in 40 to 50 days.
- It takes about 3–5 years for bamboo to reach full maturity and a typical pine for pulping (paper) takes 15-20 years to mature to harvest.
- Bamboo can be harvested and no re-planting is needed due to the root system remains every harvest, which also helps to greatly decrease erosion.
- Bamboo has few pests so pesticides are not required and in its natural environment it will need no irrigation and no fertilizer.
- Bamboo certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) meets criteria for environmental sustainability and social responsibility and Eco Nappy use FSC material.
- Bamboo is also an excellent sequester of carbon, up to 70% more per year than a hardwood forest.
- All these factors keep the carbon footprint low and you using a highly sustainable material.