Looking for ways to help save the world and improve your health at home?
People love to decorate their homes with the latest home decor trends. What they don’t realize when picking out the perfect bathroom decor or bookshelf, those lovely products might actually be making them sick and has a HUGE carbon footprint contributing to climate change.
Here are some facts about the non-eco friendly furniture and household products you probably have currently in your home:
- Formaldehyde is found in composite wood products, paints, lacquers, and finishes, etc, that are released through off-gassing contributing to the high risk of asthma in children and cancer according to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry.
- Deforestation is driven mostly by agriculture, wood and paper products.
- 3.5 Billion – 7 Billion trees are cut down each year.
- 40 Billion plastic utensils are produced each year taking thousands of years to break down ending up in landfills, beaches, and oceans.
- 300 Million tons of plastic is produced each year.
- Steel industry contributes 7-9% of direct CO2 emissions. Stainless steel is used for many products in the kitchen including appliances, pots and pans, silverware, knives, cookware, and sinks.
- Indoor air pollution can be 10 times greater than outdoor air quality.
Now that you know that the stuff inside of your home is hurting the environment and yourself, how can bamboo help with both?
Here is a list of benefits bamboo has to offer supported by Alternative Energy and many other environmentalists and health supporters:
- Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth.
- It is stronger than hardwood and can be as strong as steel.
- Bamboo can be used in constructing houses holding up the best in an Earthquake with its strength and shock absorbency.
- The natural waxy coating does not require those harmful paints and finishes and is also anti-insect and hypoallergenic. NO BED BUGS!
- No pesticides or chemicals are needed to grow these plants making them the most chemical-free plant products.
- Bamboo is more efficient at absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen than most trees.
- It feeds heavily on nitrogen making it a perfect soil and water purifier in areas too high in nitrate pollution.
Homeowners redecorate their homes every three to four years. If this is the year for you to replace the old with the new, choose to go green with bamboo anywhere you can inside your home.
Bamboo is very versatile in the home. You can find bamboo products while redecorating your bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, outdoor space, etc. We cannot say enough great things about bamboo uses in the home.
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Here is a list of bamboo products you can order today to make your home more eco-friendly to stop pollution by simply redecorating your home:
This spoon, fork, and knife set is a perfect replacement to stainless steel flatware. They are strong, durable, and organic! A simple purchase to start of the change to eco-friendly products in the kitchen.
The reviews on this bamboo utensil set are impressive! The “green” in the kitchen is catching on! For the price, it makes a perfect gift too.
This is the best cutting board in the WORLD, in my opinion. It actually kills bacteria on the cutting board while you cut meat. The bamboo has antimicrobial properties making this the top cutting board to have! It also has grooves to catch the juices for easy cleanup and handles on the side for serving.
These containers can be used for many things in the kitchen or in the bathroom. I use them for my DIY natural toothpaste ingredients. They can be used to store your Himalayan salt, herbs, spices, baking ingredients, etc.
Use bamboo to fill up that corner space on the kitchen counter with this bamboo storage shelf. It’s the little things that make a big difference in kitchen decor.
A wine rack that looks good in my new bamboo inspired kitchen decor that helps me save the world while I get to relax with some wine, YES PLEASE! You can also stack more levels if you like to stock up on your wine collection.
These storage boxes can be used in the pantry or anywhere place needing storage. They are more durable than most storage boxes and are stackable.
If you love the cube units, this one is eco-friendly. 9 cubes to store clothing, arts & crafts, and knick-knacks.
These dining placemats and coasters made of bamboo add a touch of black to your new eco-friendly kitchen design. I love this look.
The ladder style bookcase is growing in home decor popularity. It can be used for books or even a modern plant stand.
I love the way this bamboo room divider looks and it has storage shelves giving it a unique and sleek look.
Have you heard of the squatty potty to help you go? The popular squat tool is made out of plastic. Here is a more eco-friendly version that can travel with you folding down to an ultra-portable design.
Stop plastic pollution while remodeling your bathroom decor.
The beautiful thing about bamboo, it can take over your bathroom as well with eco-friendly beauty.
Save some more space in the bathroom with this over the toilet shelf.
Don’t forget how soft bamboo sheets are in bed! These luxury bamboo bed set is softer than Egyptian cotton and hypoallergenic.
Did you know those nice plantation shutters are made of composite wood contributing to the formaldehyde off-gassing inside your home? They do look nice and its the trendiest window look around. Bamboo blinds also look nice with a more tropical style but without the cancer-causing formaldehyde. People have a lot of windows in their house all having blinds. That’s a lot of composite wood people don’t think about!
The ultimate eco-friendly decor addition is a live bamboo plant that is lucky and helps purify indoor air!
Looking for more ways to be eco-friendly at home? See why you should remodel your bathroom to be more eco-friendly and sustainable.