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Monday, April 4, 2011
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK (GTW)
Green Tip of the Week: Start buying Bamboo products for just about anything!!!!!
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth. Bamboo can grow 24 or more inches in a 24 hour period depending on the climate and soil conditions. In the best of conditions, Bamboo can grow a whopping 48 inches in 24 hours. Holy Cow!!!! Giant Bamboo is also the largest grass in the world.
The bamboo plant has an extraordinary range of uses. Here's just a few: baskets, bicycle frames, bird cages, blinds, boats, bridges, brushes, buckets, canoes, carts, charcoal, chopsticks, clothing, cooking utensils, diapers, fans, fences, firewood, fishing rods, food steamer, furniture, garden tools, handicrafts, hats, incense, musical instruments, paper, particle board, pens, pipes, ply ,roofing, scaffold, tableware, toilets, toothpicks, toys, umbrellas, and many more!!!! It's hard to believe that all this can be made of bamboo!
Here are some bamboo home products that I have and are available in almost any grocery store and home/beddings stores.
Most of my office organizers/supplies are bamboo!
Gorg bamboo floor
Bamboo planters in Luang Prabang, Laos
Bamboo roof and furniture in Vietnam. Thats my bro
In Asia, bamboo is so frequently used, you can buy it right off the street!!
Bamboo kitchen drawer organizers-used as bead storage...
The possibilities of using bamboo is endless. So next time you are at Target, the grocery store, Bed Bath and Beyond or any store opt to buy products made from Bamboo. This rapidly growing sustainable plant is not only sleek looking but can make a huge impact on our environment!