Bamboo is more environmentally friendly than conventional wood, that coming from the trees. The reasons are many, but that does not mean it will always be greener,as there are a number of factors that we have to take into account, such as best practices in collection methods or the carbon footprint of a result of transport associated with a particular product.
However, generically, the bamboo wins in number of green benefits. Highlights its rapid growth (is harvested every four or five years), what does not prevent you fromcreating complex and vigorous root systems that help to combat the erosion of thesoil.
In turn, on eroded lands, bamboo planting helps to recover them, well are felled when not cut the base, in addition to promoting ecosystems rich in fauna that Act's powerful carbon sinks. And, Yes, it is true, forests also are carbon sinks, but the bamboo absorbs CO2 more quickly than trees.
The harvest of the bamboo is a traditional practice, but only recently is being seen as a way of boosting the local economy through sustainable plantations. Not in vain,stocking not only helps to combat climate change by increasing the absorption of CO2, but it provides ideal raw material to transform into a myriad of objects or for use in construction.
Its rapid growth also allows an early return. Investment that takes place a few yearsget a return that repeats each cycle, so performance is constant. In particular, because in addition from raw materials that can produce objects of value added which increase its value in order to export.
In this sense, it also makes flower processing industries in the same regions. It is, inshort, a sector that can complete the cycle easily without leaving a local economy concept, from planting to manufacturing.
A very versatile material
Still, the transformation of bamboo often carries out in points very far away from where the harvest, an element to take into account when assessing the carbon footprint was conducted. And equally, it is important to consider what type of adhesives and materials were used, since toxic chemical composition products remaining ecological value to the product is often abused.
The versatility of bamboo is such that it is almost easier to which objects can do with that list them all: bikes, laptop bags, carpets, furniture, helmets, screens, furnitureof all kinds, bowls, dishes, objects of decoration and a long etcetera which, on the other hand, continues to increase.
As a construction material, bamboo has been used traditionally to make low-cost housing, even though no shortage of architectural demonstrations showing its potential to make works of authentic luxury. In this field, there is still much to discover about what can bring us to build houses for the middle classes.