Promotional Gifts made from Bamboo
Bamboo is used increasingly in the promotional merchandise industry; it is not only highly versatile but has great eco credentials due to its sustainability and renewable qualities.
These are just some of the products made from bamboo: Takeaway Cups, Lanyards, Mugs, Calculators, Pens, Travel Mugs, Scarves, Golf Tees, USB Sticks, Umbrella Frames (canopy made from recycled PET), Drinking Straws, Bags and Clothing.
Bamboo Eco Credentials
New bamboo shoots can grow at staggering rates. Some species of bamboo have been clocked at growing over 900mm in one day. The entire growth period from new shoot to a full height culm can typically be completed in 30 days. Harvesting occurs between 3- 5 years (time taken to reach maturity) after which the bamboo plant regrows. This can be contrasted with wood where tree maturity rates are measured in decades, after which the tree is felled and no regrowth occurs.
Bamboo requires no pesticides to protect it from parasites or microbes during their growing lifetime.
Prevents Soil Erosion
Bamboo has a close knitted root system that helps to clump earth. This not only prevents erosion, but rebuilds already-eroded earth. This is particularly important in tropical regions where heavy rainfall can deplete nutrients and strip the land of soil.
Bamboo plants require little water to prosper and no irrigation is required.
Bamboo Absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide than similar plants.
Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than similar plants.
Bamboo inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. Great as a material for hygienic writing instruments.
The bamboo used in our promotional products is cut from plantations specifically grown for harvesting. No wild bamboo is ever used.
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