I am often drawn to bamboo products whenever I peruse the kitchen accessory aisle of a store. With the light natural color and intricate grain, any cutting board or serving tray looks modern, fresh and unique. But in additional to adding fresh style to your next dinner party, bamboo kitchen accessories are eco-friendly and durable.
Many people know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant to exist on the planet, taking only 3-5 years to reach maturity for industrial use. While some species boast a growth rate of 4 feet a day, the average is up to 2 feet a day. Still quite a remarkable rate when compared to average lumber tree which takes 30-50 years to reach maturity. This highly renewable resource also acts as a natural deterrent to erosion and can thrive without the added need of pesticides. And just when you thought it couldn’t get better, a bamboo forest can produce more oxygen than a forest of the same size.
With the obvious environmental benefits of bamboo stacking so high, I instantly felt better about my desire to purchase new kitchen accessories. Totally Bamboo is a great online company that hosts a large variety of bamboo goods, from cutting boards and kitchen utensils, to chairs and countertops. Also make sure to keep an eye out for bamboo products at your local stores, such as Target or Homegoods.