What is bamboo?
Bamboos are giant, woody grasses which range from plants the size of field grass to giants of 120 feet in height (about as tall as a 12-story building) and a foot in thickness. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and some species can grow up to 4 ft a day if conditions are good.

Why is bamboo Eco-friendly?
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants. Bamboo usually matures in three to five years, and renews itself without the need for replanting. It is a hardy plant which needs no insecticide. Hardwood trees can take up to 120 years to mature and conventional growth period for framing lumber and hardwood is 30 to 60 years. Bamboo also generates more oxygen than a similar-size grove of trees. A small bamboo forest can reduce the temperature in its immediate environment by as much as 10 degrees.

Why are bamboo products gaining popularity?

With the price of hardwood increasing, there is a need to find alternatives for wooden products. Bamboo with its fast growth, incredible strength-to-weight ratio of any natural product and rapid regenerative powers, is rapidly becoming the material of choice for forward-thinking designers and manufacturers. With the increased focus on bamboo, there are now more products made from bamboo and many new previously overlooked benefits of bamboo products are found.
There are many new found uses of bamboo charcoal. Bamboo charcoal was traditionally used in cooking is now widely used in the removing odor, absorbing harmful impurities in drinking water and purifying the air. It is also found that rice will be more tasty and soft when cooked with bamboo charcoal; in refrigerator bamboo charcoal can eliminate smell, keep food fresh and prevent mildew; bamboo charcoal can also release beneficial negative ions in the air.