8 Reasons Why Bamboo and Sugarcane Make Great Paper

8 Reasons Why Bamboo and Sugarcane Make Great Paper

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Bamboo and sugarcane are excellent resources for the production of paper products. Here are our top 8 reasons why these plants make great paper. #1. Soft – Bamboo and sugarcane fibers used to make paper produce a very soft paper which is a lot softer than most recycled paper products. # 2. Strong – Bamboo and sugarcane fibers are very strong and therefore produce strong paper products. #3. Biodegradable – Bamboo and sugarcane fibers quickly dissolve back into the earth so it’s safe for all disposal systems. #4. Rapidly Renewable and Sustainable – Sugarcane and bamboo are grasses, not hardwoods and are some of the fastest growing grasses on earth. The average bamboo plant can grow up to 24 inches a day. Due to bamboo’s deep root system, replanting is not necessary. Once bamboo is cut, the stem is left and the bamboo can grow back in 3-4 months! #5.

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How to Conserve Trees: 10 Tips

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There are many ways we can conserve trees everyday. Here are some easy ways to cut down on paper, support tree-growth and make a difference! 1) Print less. Computers and phones make it easy to store information and communicate without the need for paper. Invest in a portable hard drive to back-up your important files at home. 2) Opt for paperless billing. Request your bills and correspondence by email instead. 3) Buy recycled paper products with a high post-consumer waste content and look for paper products that are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. FSC is a third-party council that sets standards for forest products that have been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner. 4) Seek paper products that use alternative sources of tree pulp. Today, we can find paper products made from other, more sustainable sources for pulp such as straw, bamboo, and even elephant poo!

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