Why purchase bamboo eco friendly products?
Bamboo eco friendly products are becoming increasingly popular, due to how sustainable they are. One reason is that bamboo grows very quickly, it can reach 4 feet in as little as 24 hours during spring shooting.
That means that bamboo is easily renewable, and it requires no pesticides to grow and not much water at all. Another reason to support the bamboo industry is that bamboo produces more oxygen than trees, about 35% more.
Let’s check out some of the latest products being made with bamboo!
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The sheets shown above are of course made with Bamboo, and have almost 40,000 ratings on Amazon! They are rated 4.4 out of 5 and come in 41 colors. That is a lot to choose from. Additionally, the reviews are saying they are super soft, fit their deep pockets, and they come with four pillowcases. Let’s review the pros and cons of this bamboo eco friendly product.
- Very soft
- Fits deep pocket mattresses
- Comes with 4 pillowcases
- Moisture Wicking
- Some reviews state wrinkling issues
- Rayon is used in the sheet, which is not biodegradable, so it’s not 100% eco friendly
According to many dentists, you should replace your toothbrush once every couple of months. Most toothbrushes are made of plastic, so this is a great area to improve your eco-friendliness factor. Also, bamboo toothbrushes are much more sustainable, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of these bamboo eco friendly products.
- Biodegradable or can be composted (aside from bristles)
- BPA free
- 100% natural
- Packaging and brush does not use any plastic
- The bristles are likely nylon which isn’t biodegradable, so these likely need removed to be considered fully biodegradable
- Likely need to swap these more than regular toothbrushes due to quality
Toilet paper is another easy swap. It is best to either use recycled toilet paper, or bamboo toilet paper as these do not contribute to deforestation. Americans use a lot of toilet paper than other parts of the world. Additionally, creating bamboo toilet paper releases 30% less greenhouse gas emissions.
If you really want to cut down the use of toilet paper, I also advocate getting a bidet. They’re honestly magical and really cut your toilet paper cost by at least half. We purchased a tushy and never looked back.
- Super soft, as good as regular TP
- Not packaged in plastic
- Septic safe
- Slightly more expensive than regular toilet paper
If you’re in the market for a new floor mat, consider purchasing a bamboo one. This one has a lot of reviews, almost 3,000, and the average is about 4.4 stars. Bamboo floor mats look somewhat modern and better than just regular carpet depending on your home decor.
- Sleek and modern
- Sustainable due to bamboo
- Non-slip material
- It doesn’t say what the coating is, it may be plastic-based
- May not match your decor
Using bamboo fencing is a great option when swapping to bamboo eco friendly products. Not only does it look unique, but it also doesn’t contribute to deforestation. The fencing is also coated in bamboo oil for protection against the elements. As time goes on the bamboo will yellow for a more natural look.
- Inexpensive when comparing to other fencing material
- Wires are invisible but sturdy
- Uses some nylon, so not 100% eco friendly, but fencing lasts a long time
- Requires yearly treatments
Ditching single-use plastics include cutlery that you likely use for parties and cookouts. These are biodegradable so they can be composted, and they come in containers that don’t use plastic. Reviews also state that they are well made. Additionally, the impact of single-use plastic cutlery is well documented.
- Comes in biodegradable packaging
- Sturdier than plastic options
- Replaces single-use plastics
- Slightly more expensive
In actuality, it is best to just use regular washable dishes than it is to use single-use anything. However, sometimes we need to use single-use plates for parties or other events when we don’t have enough dishes for everyone. This option is biodegradable like the others, and of course, goes along with the cutlery I just highlighted. There are over 150 reviews rating them above 4 stars, so these are the real deal.
- Many sizes to choose from
- Replaces single-use plates
- Doesn’t contribute to deforestation
- Slightly more expensive than regular plates
It’s a good idea to ditch plastic Tupperware and go for bamboo and glass. Glass can be recycled 100%, meaning quality isn’t lost in the process while plastic can only be recycled a few times. And then you pair that with a bamboo lid, and you have a fully sustainable container. If you already have Tupperware, just make sure you get the most life out of it as possible before making the swap. These bamboo eco friendly products have around 400 reviews between 4-5 stars.
- Grooved lids for easy stacking
- Multiple sizes available
- Includes bamboo cutlery for lunches
- One reviewer had issues with mold on the bamboo lids
These don’t contribute to deforestation and work just as well as a normal paper towel. Over 600 people have reviewed these and rated them above 4 stars. These ones are actually washable and reusable, making them inexpensive in comparison to regular paper towels. That makes these paper towels one of the best bamboo eco friendly products on this list.
- Heavy duty
- Actually cheaper than regular paper towels
- Machine washable and reusable
- Very soft and absorbent
- Gets smaller if put in the dryer, have to hang dry
- Molds if you don’t wash them in a reasonable time
Plastic hangers are produced en masse and obviously aren’t sustainable. Next time you need to get more hangers, consider getting bamboo ones. They’re sturdier than plastic hangers, albeit a bit more expensive. The hooks are anti-rust and are able to swivel 360 degrees.
- Strong design for heavier clothes
- Notched edges to hold clothes easier
- There really aren’t any, except you might get a splinter
- Fewer hangers per price in comparison to plastic
Bamboo Eco Friendly Products Summary
I hope this gave you some ideas for things you can swap in your home for more eco friendly alternatives. If you already have plastic items, please be sure to use them up entirely before getting rid of them. It is better to use what you already have, than throw away and replace.
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