Why is bamboo best from a sustainability perspective?

Our eco-friendly card range is one way that businesses can be more sustainable – but what is the most sustainable of the options?

As the fastest growing plant on earth, we suggest picking up our bamboo cards to make the biggest difference in sustainability – sourced from a certified sustainable forest and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

With the ability to grow full size in 3-4 months, bamboo rapidly outpaces standard trees that can take over 30 years to grow – whilst requiring little maintenance due to no need for chemicals when harvesting, meaning the growth of bamboo is completely natural.

Naturally antibacterial properties

A durable material, bamboo fibres contain a substance named “bamboo kun” – this gives bamboo natural antibacterial properties that prevents bacteria growth, which makes for naturally hygienic products such as our ID cards and membership cards.

The ‘green’ steel

Branded “green steel” due to its versatility and strength, bamboo has a tensile strength of approximately 28,000 pounds per square inch, which makes it 5,000 times stronger than steel according to Interesting Engineering.

That makes our eco-friendly cards, technically, stronger than steel – how’s that for a sales pitch? 🤷‍♂️

Known as a natural carbon sink, bamboo absorbs two times more carbon dioxide than trees, whilst generating up to 35% more oxygen than most plants and trees, making bamboo forests a hugely positive influence on the environment and the endangered species that call bamboo forests a home, including the giant pandas who rely solely on bamboo.

Bamboo plants feature extremely strong roots within the ground that offers soil and land stability, with the opportunity to restore any land that is vulnerable to landslides – which is crucial in countries who frequently encounter these problems such as China, Indonesia, Nepal and many more countries that sit nearby the Himalayas.

The fact that bamboo grows as quickly as 1.5 inches per hour means we are always going to have a sustainable option for your custom printed cards – whether that be ID cards, RFID cards or cloakroom tags.

If bamboo sounds like your entry point to a more sustainable printed card option and you would like a quote – get in touch with a member of our team at sales@thecardnetwork.co.uk or give us a call on 01244 526009.

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