Did you know that bamboo is actually grass that can grow up to 3 feet in one day, and produces 35% more oxygen than its wood counterpart?
As a Certified Eco-Pro, there are several environmental considerations that we contemplate while planning our interior design projects.
Aside from the aesthetic beauty of its grain, Bamboo has eco-friendly characteristics that have given it the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEED) stamp of approval.
Bamboo is a rapidly renewable material that only takes between 3-5 years to reach harvesting maturity, and so long as it’s harvested properly, can be done so repeatedly.
Bamboo products are recyclable.
Bamboo products in their natural state (no varnish/paint etc.) are biodegradable.
When you are making eco-friendly decor decisions, it’s always best to consider the impact that product’s entire lifecycle has on the environment; including the manufacturing process and transportation required to bring the product to market.
If Eco-friendly Design is of interest to you, there are several websites available to help you navigate your way through the plethora of products currently marketed as ‘green’ options.
Notably, the Home Depot has an Eco-Options program that focuses on 6 Pillars of Excellence including:
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Conservation
- Sustainable Forestry
- Healthy Home
- Clean Air
- Circular Economy
We hope that you have found this helpful and should you have any questions regarding you next interior decorating project, feel free to connect.
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