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Single Use Plastic - Use or not use ?

Every piece of plastic that’s ever been created still exists in our world. Plastic pollution poses a significant threat to our environment. Single-use plastic is manufactured to last forever, yet is often used for only a few minutes, before being thrown away. Plastic was originally designed in the early 1900s to replace natural materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell, but its production has escalated to extreme levels. The production of plastic has surpassed all other man-made materials except steel and cement, and it’s expected to increase by 40% over the next decade. Between 1950 and 2015, an estimated 7,800 million tonnes of plastics were manufactured, and half of this was produced in the last 13 years alone.   So where has...

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How is bamboo an alternative to plastic?

Bamboo has been used for centuries and for good reason. It's fast-growing, cheap to produce, ubiquitous, and versatile. It is easily and readily available. And so, it's already well-positioned to keep up with any growth in consumer and production demands. It is also an eco-friendly renewable material. Therefore, as it is harvested, it can be replanted and grown again. Many species of Bamboo grown in the right conditions can reach maturity in a couple of months. Far faster than most trees which can take years or even decades. There is also little need to use pesticides or fertilizers because Bamboo has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. To add to this, growing Bamboo typically uses less water than trees. Researchers suggest this...

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