Bamboo is stronger, lighter and is more durable and more water resistant than WOOD.
Bamboo is 100% environmentally friendly vs. a plastic brush, which takes lifetimes to even begin degrading in landfill.
- The bamboo is heat-treated to carbonise the surface of the bamboo, giving it a quality finish and good service life. The carbonisation finishing provides water resistance and prevents the growth of microbes (bacteria and moulds) during normal use.
Bamboo is farmed vs. deforestation for wood, damaging environments, habitats and contributing to global warming.
Bamboo is a natural celluose fibre and is biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, and does not pollute the environment. The amazing growth and self-regenerating ability of bamboo means that deforestation is not necessary either. Bamboo grows back in a few months (and is full sized in 3 years) vs. regular trees taking 25 years.
Bamboo is grown with minimal water required and without the needed for harmful fertilisers and pesticides. In fact, discarded leaves of bamboo provide all the needed nutrients when they start to decompose in the soil. Bamboo also has a wide and strong root system which holds the soil stable and prevents erosion of the ground.
Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants. Because of these features, bamboo greatly decreases amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and cleans the air.
By harvesting and using bamboo, the unwanted spread into agricultural and natural forest area is controlled. The bamboo is not grown on a plantation but is Fair-Traded in China by many local farmers, who are given an income for land that is good only for growing bamboo.
Also, MOSU is a type of bamboo disliked by Pandas so its use is not interfereing with their food resources.