One of the biggest problems facing the environment today is logging and deforestation, especially in tropical forests. We use the material coming from the trunks, the branches and the leaves to produce paper, furniture, floors, etc. Without taking into account that a tree takes to grow and reach its fullness about 50 years depending on the species. That means that a tree that can take 50 years to grow would be felled in a few hours. If this rhythm is maintained, it is obvious that at some point the forests will be totally deforested.
It is certainly a big problem with a great solution: to use new alternatives. Little by little the humanity discovers materials that can replace the wood of the trees, in addition to the recycling process. One of the alternatives that is gaining popularity is the use of Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis), also known as Winter Bamboo or Moso Giant Bamboo but… W alternative possible if the Bamboo is also a plant? Well ... The time has come to get to know and learn a little more about this fantastic species!
We will share with you some curiosities so that you can discover why in Brushboo we use this material, and what is it about Moso Bamboo that makes it so special:
- it is edible, although it is not the type of Bamboo that the pandas eat
- it is fast growing (it can grow up to 30 centimetres in one day!)
- it meets demanding safety, hardness and hygiene standards
- it is one of the most widespread Bamboo families in the world
- it has great ease to adapt to life in different environments
- it is from central China
- it produces up to 30% more oxygen than other plants
- It is a plant with the capacity to achieve ecological certification when applied in production processes
Although it is true that transport of this matter between countries and continents can leave a certain environmental footprint (CO2 emissions), it is also true that during the short life of this Bamboo (about 5 years), the same plant has generated approximately triple of oxygen to combat these emissions. It is essential to know that, although the canes can be cut around 5 or 6 years of age, the planting remains constant and healthy as the mature stems are removed but the woody structure is maintained while the mother plant continues to sprout.
The use of this plant is not current, it has been used for thousands of years for the production of different cultural and daily materials in the Asian continent. The truth is that today is more exploited given the popularity with which have come to light its properties and benefits. At the moment this type of plant is used for the production of hundreds of goods, so much of daily use as of decorative or cultural use.
Our ecological toothbrushes have already joined this great revolution and we can assure you that we have not been the first, nor will we be the last.
The Bamboo Moso is already a reality, the reality that best adapts to the environment!
Now you have all the knowledge to join this healthy lifestyle and ... Brushboo can be a good start!😉