Often, people think that to adopt a green lifestyle they have to ditch the tech gadgets and tools that make life easier and more enjoyable. That’s not exactly true. In fact, a new line of bamboo products are both safe for the environment and durable.
But why bamboo? Well, it’s a sustainable raw material that grows up to five times faster than wood materials, making it one of the most renewable sources on the planet. Since it is a grass it can grow in most climates and environments without chemicals or pesticides, and it produces 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees. What really seals the deal is that bamboo’s tensile strength, or the measurement of a material’s ability to handle stress, surpasses that of steel.
As bamboo tech products become more trendy, the marketplace is becoming inundated with versions claiming to be “green” when they are not. They have even come up with a prototype of some bamboo Sound Bars. Pretty cool, right? That’s why we compiled a list of gadgets made of sustainable bamboo that give you equal, if not better, quality and durability than their more toxic counterparts.
Greg Voakes is a digital media producer and blogger.