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06 Aug 2020

At agood company, we're all about bamboo - not just because it's panda-friendly, but also because it's an eco-friendly manufacturing material for our dental and cutlery products. We've all heard the horror stories about plastic toothbrushes and disposable plastic cutlery clogging up our oceans and landfills, so we decided to do something about it.

Bamboo is the ultimate green superhero - it grows faster than a speeding bullet, requires no fertilizers or pesticides, and is biodegradable. Plus, it's tough as nails and gentle on your teeth and gums. So, let us tell you why we are making the switch to bamboo and saying goodbye to plastic once and for all.

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What is bamboo?

Bamboo is a fascinating and versatile plant that belongs to the grass family.

  • Bamboo is a type of grass that can grow into tall, tree-like structures, with some species reaching up to 30 meters in height.
  • It is the fastest-growing plant in the world, with some species capable of growing up to 91 centimeters per day, making it highly renewable and sustainable.
  • Bamboo is known for its exceptional strength and durability, making it an ideal material for products that require strength and flexibility, such as construction materials, textiles, and furniture.
  • It is also lightweight and flexible, making it a popular choice for products such as bike frames, musical instruments, and even car bodies.
  • In addition to its practical applications, bamboo also has natural antibacterial properties and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cuisine.
  • Bamboo shoots are edible and have a slightly sweet flavor, making them a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes.
  • Bamboo has a lower environmental impact than many other materials, as it requires no fertilizers or pesticides to grow and can be harvested without damaging the plant or its roots.
  • It is super fast-growing and can be re-harvested over and over once mature.
  • By using bamboo in place of other materials, we can reduce our environmental impact and promote more sustainable practices.

At our company, we are proud to use bamboo as a primary material in our dental and cutlery products, promoting eco-conscious alternatives and reducing plastic waste in the process.

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Why we like bamboo

Bamboo is a highly sustainable and amazing material that offers a range of benefits over traditional materials like wood or plastic. Some of the major reasons for our love towards bamboo are:

Water-resistant reliability

Bamboo is naturally water-resistant, making it an ideal material for products that come into contact with water, such as toothbrushes, utensils, and cutting boards.

Bamboo is robust and durable

It is also incredibly strong and resistant to tearing, making it a durable and long-lasting material for a variety of products.

Grain-free convenience

Unlike many other natural materials, bamboo has no grain, which means it can be easily cut and shaped without the risk of splitting or cracking.

Bamboo is a sustainable resource

Bamboo is a highly sustainable material, as it requires less water and land to grow than trees, making it an eco-friendly alternative to wood-based products.

Chemical-free bamboo growth

Furthermore, bamboo requires no pesticides or fertilisers to grow, making it a safer and healthier option for both the environment and consumers.

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Carbon absorption capacity

Bamboo is also an excellent carbon sink, absorbing twice as much carbon as trees. This means that by using bamboo products, we are not only reducing our environmental impact but actively contributing to the fight against climate change.

Bamboo products are feather-light and ready to roam

Finally, bamboo is incredibly lightweight and portable, making it a great material for products that need to be carried around or used on-the-go, such as travel toothbrushes or camping utensils.

Bamboo applications

Bamboo is a versatile material with a wide range of applications and usages, including:

Cutlery and household items

Bamboo is a perfect material for making kitchen utensils, cutting boards, cups, and other household items due to its strength, durability, and natural water resistance.

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Toothbrushes

Bamboo is a sustainable alternative to plastic for toothbrushes, as it is a renewable and biodegradable resource that can help to reduce plastic waste.

Toilet paper

Bamboo toilet paper requires no bleaching agents and is naturally antibacterial, making it a great alternative to traditional toilet paper that can be harsh on the skin and the environment.

Furniture

Bamboo can be used to make furniture, including chairs, tables, and even flooring, due to its strength, durability, and natural beauty.

Textiles

Bamboo can be processed to create soft and breathable textiles, including clothing, towels, and bed sheets, that are naturally moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic.

Construction

Bamboo can be used as a building material for structures such as homes, bridges, and even bicycles, due to its strength, durability, and natural flexibility.

Manufacturing process

We believe in responsible manufacturing practices, which is why we prioritise sustainable materials and processes that have a minimal impact on the environment. Our manufacturing process include:

No deforestation

Our manufacturing process does not involve any deforestation, which means we are not contributing to the destruction of natural habitats or ecosystems. This commitment shows how much we care about keeping a variety of plants and animals safe and making sure our planet's ecosystems stay in balance.

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No pesticides

We also do not use any pesticides, as we believe that these harmful chemicals have no place in our products or the environment. Steering clear of pesticides is a key aspect of our manufacturing process.

No acid and bleach

Acid and bleach are also not used in our manufacturing process, as we prioritise natural and non-toxic methods to clean and sanitise our products. This decision is rooted in our belief that these harsh chemicals, particularly bleach, can harm the environment and contribute to water pollution.

No fertilisers

Similarly, we do not use any fertilisers in our manufacturing process, as we believe that they can have a negative impact on the environment and contribute to pollution.

Our products are compostable

One of the key benefits of our manufacturing process is that our products are compostable, meaning that they will break down naturally and can be returned to the earth without causing harm to the environment.

Benefits of using agood range of bamboo products

At our company, we're all about bringing sustainability to the forefront, without sacrificing style or functionality. Our secret weapon? Bamboo! From our bamboo cutlery set to our bamboo toilet paper, bamboo kitchen towel and bamboo toothbrushes, we've got a range of products that not only look good, but are good for the planet too.

Here are some of the major benefits of using our bamboo products:

Sustainability

As an eco-friendly company, using bamboo in your dental and cutlery products is a sustainable choice that aligns with your values and commitment to reducing your environmental impact. And it's not just about the end product; our commitment to sustainability extends to every step of the production process. Our manufacturing practices prioritise eco-friendly methods, ensuring that from the raw materials to the finished product, we leave the lightest possible footprint on the environment.

 

Our bamboo products are biodegradable

When you're done with our bamboo products, they don't stick around. All our bamboo products are biodegradable, meaning that they will break down naturally over time, reducing waste and minimising their impact on the environment.

Antibacterial properties

Bamboo contains natural antibacterial properties, making it a great choice for dental products that need to maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene. So, go for it – choose bamboo dental products and let nature keep your smile sparkling!

Giving back, simple as that

We're not just about selling stuff; we're about making a difference. When you buy our bamboo toothbrush, we give one to someone in need. Subscribe to bamboo toilet paper or kitchen towel, and we'll provide a period kit to a woman through Days for Girls. Get a bamboo cutlery set, and we'll plant a tree through Weforest. It's a simple way to spread some goodness.

Conclusion

As an eco-friendly company, using bamboo in your dental and cutlery products is a sustainable choice that aligns with your values and commitment to reducing your environmental impact. And it's not just about the end product; our commitment to sustainability extends to every step of the production process. Our manufacturing practices prioritise eco-friendly methods, ensuring that from the raw materials to the finished product, we leave the lightest possible footprint on the environment.

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Anders Ankarlid

Anders Ankarlid

Co-founder & Product Development Lead

Co-founder of agood company and product development lead. A serial e-commerce entrepreneur, and a father of three. Have worked in e-commerce for more than a decade. Mindless consumption activist.

"I want to be able to look into my kids’ eyes and honestly say: "I did everything I could to hinder climate-change”

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