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What makes Bamboo Green?

Well if you remember anything from high school biology, it’s the chlorophyll which is the key to converting the sunlight into chemical energy. Okay, but what makes it “green” as in environmentally friendly? To answer this you have you compare the woody material from bamboo with other comparable hard materials, like plastics or tree wood. In general, bamboo grows quickly, "like a weed" you could say, and bamboo canes can be harvested after several years. A pine tree typically needs a dozen or so years to grow and mature before it can be harvested, whereas hardwood trees, like oak trees, typically need dozens of years. Moreover, harvesting a cane of bamboo does not normally entail the death of the plant,...

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