You have probably heard about how amazing and sustainable bamboo wood is, but do you know why? Well, don’t worry, we did the research for you.
So here are some interesting facts about bamboo and the reasons why we are in LOVE with everything made from it at Be ALAM.
- Bamboo is not a tree, instead it is a type of grass, actually it is the largest and the only grass that can diversify into a forest. It belongs to the Bambusoideae subfamily of the perennial evergreen grass family (Gramineae) if you want to get technical.
- It is the fastest growing plant in our planet, it can grow about 120 cm in 24 hours, THAT is definitely fast. Which means it can be harvested in 3 to 5 years, instead of 10 to 20 like most softwoods. It is because of this that it is considered to be a sustainable replacement for other kinds of wood.
- It is a great element for the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, it releases 35% more oxygen than trees. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, go ahead and plant some bamboo.
At Be ALAM, we are lucky to be surrounded by bamboo forests, you can find them everywhere in Indonesia, they extend from peat swamp areas up to the highlands at the altitude of 2,500 meters.
Here we are constantly inspired by the traditional uses of bamboo, for centuries it has been used for construction, housing, household items and handicrafts. Some of which you can find in our selection of bamboo goods (link to shop). And the BEST thing is… once you are finished using anything made from bamboo you can either dispose of it in your compost or throw it in the organic bin, it is biodegradable.