WHY BAMBOO ?
The commodity of the future is Bamboo fibres !!!
If you look into Bamboo- you know already a lot, but as you know, bamboo does have so many uses; it is difficult to produce an exhaustive list.
1.- Bamboo Charcoal
6.- Grill picks
9.- Flooring / parquet
10.- Wall and ceiling panels
11.- Charcoal and active Charcoal
14.- Anti odor elements in textile (socks + lingerie)
15.- Food (bamboo shoot) and bamboo fibbers in Hamburgers
16.- Panda food
17.- Anti static electricity in too dry places
18.- Bactericide in water
19.- Pharmaceutical industry.
21.- Soul of the violins.
22.- Reed of Saxophone mouthpiece.
Some General Facts.
.- The first electric light bulbs by Thomas Edison, used a carbonised piece of bamboo as a filament.
.- Alexander Graham Bell made the first phonograph needle out of bamboo.
.- Bamboo provided the first re-greening in Hiroshima after the atomic blast, and was the first plant to regenerate in Vietnam after vast areas were defoliated by Agent Orange.
.- Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than trees and can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) by sequestering 12 tons of CO2 per hectare.
.- Bamboo can be made into a soft, breathable and naturally anti-bacterial textile.
.- Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world.
.- After being planted, the first harvest is after 3 to 5 years (depending on the specie). And then each year after that for 80 (eighty) years;
compared to up to 60 years for hardwoods.
.- Over one billion people in the world live in bamboo houses.
Bamboo is so inbred in the villages where it grows, it is incredible.
.- For example our secretary, when she was born in her Village in Thailand, her umbilical cord was sectioned with bamboo piece.
It is customs in S.E. Asia, to use it, to avoid ‘tetanus’ with non stainless knives….