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Tweet Swing sets, slides and jungle gyms – all typical things to find in a park but this bamboo park is no typical park.  The first bamboo park to open in India is in the state of Tripura and comes with a price tag of $7 million.  But Indian officials aren’t worried about the cost [...]

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Tweet The U.K. newspaper, The Telegraph, ran an opinion piece earlier this week alleging that the entire bamboo textile industry is guilty of greenwashing its products and making false claims of eco-friendliness.  I’ll be the first to acknowledge that greenwashing is a very real phenomenon that many companies from many industries engage in as a [...]

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Tweet In the last decade, Apple’s products have reached monolithic status from near bankrupt obscurity. What was once the alternative and weird cousin to the PC is now sleek, sexy and fashionable.  And like all massive corporate companies with a truly sleek, sexy and fashionable product, they’ve put a lot of energy into their environmental [...]

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Tweet Bamboo is a versatile product, hands down.  From organic towels to bamboo t shirts to the softest sheets you’ll ever curl into, the bamboo plant provides a plethora of options for manufacturers worldwide.  And because the bamboo plant is tenacious in its growth and quick regeneration (it can be harvested at the root and [...]

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Tweet Since the inception of the Bamboo Bike Project, intended to provide sturdy, locally-made bamboo bikes to people in Africa, the idea of the bamboo bike has flourished.  Realizing that they had a native, sustainable material with incredible tensile strength like bamboo right at their hands and that the bikes built could provide transport in [...]

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Tweet If you have to attend a convention on climate change, be thankful that it is in Cancun, Mexico.  The 16th Conference of Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met for one week in the resort city and spent their days enjoying the natural beauty of the area and discussing heavy [...]

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Tweet When most people visit a library (if people still do visit libraries), at best they get to feel coarse pages of books and possibly get a paper cut.  But in this world, there exists a library that is full of fabric swatches instead of books and it’s dedicated to keeping on top of the [...]

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Tweet At the Shanghai World Expo 2010, a challenge was given to designers, entrepreneurs and inventors alike to present products that highlighted the enormous potential of the bamboo plant.  As it is a highly sustainable and resilient crop to grow, more and more countries are looking to it for use in manufacturing and development.  Inspired [...]

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Tweet Green marketing for products is at an all-time high.  According to David Mullen of the National Advertising Division at the Better Business Bureau, “Companies feel pressured to out green one another”.  The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) offers its “Green Guides” to help determine which products should be labeled “green” or “eco-friendly,” but recent revisions [...]

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Tweet While there is a growing demand for bamboo products, the supply of raw material is surprisingly limited.  Surprising because bamboo is such a sturdy and sustainable crop to grow – it requires minimal water and unlike other plants, it can be harvested by cutting it above ground and will be ready for harvest again [...]

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Tweet Paper lanterns have long been symbols of joy and celebration throughout Asia.  Believed to be first created in China and fashioned from oiled paper stretched over bamboo frames, paper lanterns were used to celebrate happy events like weddings and births.  Beyond that, they served a practical function of lighting homes and streets.  They even [...]

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Tweet It may not be a necessity that we often give thought to but everyone deserves a comfortable robe.  Admittedly, we’ve all thought about stealing that robe from the spa or seeing if that hotel robe would actually fit into our suitcase.  And now you can have your own slice of comfort to escape into [...]

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