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
Bamboo related stories:
- #PlantBamboo, #UseBamboo, #CompostBamboo
- #PlantBamboo for Construction, Building & Architecture
- #PlantBamboo for Cutlery
- #PlantBamboo for Fabrics, Yarn & Fashion
- #PlantBamboo for Straws
Product review and experiences with Bamboo:
- Bamboo Toothbrushes
- Product Review: Biodegradable Bamboo Cotton Swabs
- Product Review: Jungle Culture Coconut Shell Bowls
- Product Review: Jungle Culture Safety Razor
In the meantime, you can read more about the global celebrations for World Bamboo Day posted on the World Bamboo Organisation‘s Facebook Page. The World Bamboo Organisation aims to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilisation, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.
Importance of 18th September – World Bamboo Day
“If it can’t be done with bamboo, it probably shouldn’t be done.”Fred Hornaday
World Bamboo Day 18th September
“Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree, and about a bamboo plant from a bamboo plant.”Matsuo Basho
The link to past years articles on World Bamboo day: