Biodegradable Bamboo Cotton Tips
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These natural Bamboo & Cotton Buds are sustainable and eco friendly alternative to typical plastic Cotton Buds. Small Bamboo sticks are used for the handle, instead plastic, making them completely biodegradable.
The plastic sticks on typical Cotton Buds make up a huge amount of rubbish in the Ocean and Landfill, that will take around 1,000 years to decompose, where-as Bamboo sticks are 100% biodegradable and will completely return to nature.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and very easily renewable as the stems just need to be chopped and roots do not need to be dug up to plant a new crop. Bamboo plants also improve the quality of the soil, reduce erosion, produce Oxygen and soak up more than 5 times the CO₂ than similar plants. Very little work is required from harvesting the Bamboo to turning it into small handles for these Cotton Buds.
In comparison to other disposable cotton tips, these are quite durable and strong enough for single-use, although as they are not reusable, naturally, the Durability Rating has been reduced.
Further Information about the Sustainability of Bamboo products
Bamboo can grow up to 120 cms per day, making it one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It’s regarded as a ‘super plant’ and possibly the most renewable material on the planet, at least one of the quickest to renew/regrow. In 3-5 years, Bamboo can be fully grown, which is only about 10% of the time that it takes for many Hardwood trees to become ready for harvesting, to then make some similar products that can be made from both materials, such as tableware, toothbrushes and many other accessories.
When harvesting Bamboo, the plant just needs to be cut off near the ground level and then it’ll quickly regenerate with no need to tear up the roots and replace it with a new plant. Other than Bamboo growing super fast, it can also be great for the soil that it grows in as it nourishes it and reduces erosion, furthermore, when comparing Bamboo with similar plants, it produces over a third more Oxygen and absorbs around five times more Carbon Dioxide.
Bamboo is non-toxic, can grow in almost any soil or clay type and with its very small roots, often between 30-50 cms, it uses very little water, especially when compared to growing Cotton. Growing Bamboo also requires minimal maintenance and no herbicides or pesticides.
Growing, harvesting and regrowing Bamboo is extremely sustainable, then the material itself is extremely strong and durable. Bamboo is tougher than any Hardwood and when comparing its tensile strength to Steel, which is 23,000 PSI, Bamboo outperforms it and is stronger with 28,000 PSI.
When Bamboo isn’t manufactured using a chemical process, it’s completely recyclable and 100% biodegradable.