Where bamboo grows naturally, it is in daily use. However, its utilisation has not always been sustainable due its exploitation. As technology develops, and new “greener” innovations are made, bamboo is reaching a more contemporary audience worldwide: Bamboo products are now available in more extensive markets, they are gaining acceptance daily, and are changing the way we build our new environment.
World Bamboo Day has been celebrated for over a decade now, in order to increase the awareness of bamboo globally.
Natural resources like bamboo need to be ensured with sustainable utilization for various purposes across industries globally. The use of bamboo plays a vital role in nations like Southeast Asian, East Asian, and South Asian countries in the world.
The day is observed to encourage the emerging bamboo industry in rural areas. As it will provide a source of livelihood for the local communities residing nearby the bamboo production.
“Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times.”Ping Foo
Have a look at some of the Bamboo products I have reviewed and stories I have written leading up to World Bamboo Day