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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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