Having a vast growing population, the demand for new housing and consumables is decreasing Africa’s forests. Trees are vital for our world’s survival especially for cleansing the air and our environment from all of the toxic gasses. Tree overage has decreased from 35 percent to a mere 3 percent in the previous decade. By using products made from bamboo rather than hardwood, you can make a difference. Continue reading, see the numerous applications of bamboo and save the planet, one tree at a time.
To provide the earth a tiny break, begin using alternatives like plastic toothpicks or move digital to conserve paper. However, I won’t tell you to quit braaiing, since it is what we do!
Bamboo doesn’t need pesticides or herbicides to grow. Very similar to grass, bamboo grows from its origins and, unlike hardwood trees, it grows back after it’s been cut and can be harvested annually thereafter.
Listed below are a list of items bamboo is used for, so the next time you go shopping, try to Consider alternative products made from bamboo rather than trees;
Kitchenware and utensils
Craft beautiful furniture from bamboo
Bamboo sprouts can be helpful in treating wounds and ulcers
Bamboo infusion is used to treat various inflammations
The leaves and roots are used for treating venereal diseases
Building materials used in building
Used to reinforce bridges and roads
Employed as eco friendly and more cost-effective scaffolding
Bamboo stalks are used to create fences, roofs and roof tiles
Clothing and accessories
Bamboo makes a strong and durable fabric with a durable antibacterial quality and can be therefore used to make clothing in addition to rugs.
Tools and equipment
Bamboo is used in making weapons along with handicrafts
Crafting musical instruments
Bamboo roots enrich the soil by drawing heavy metals from the floor
The roots holds the soil together and brings the water nearer to the surface that can benefit other neighboring plants