Zero Waste Living – Climate Reality!!

You all must have heard about going zero waste. Some of you might even be Eco-warriors or eventually, want to be one. In the latter case knowing about zero waste and implementing it becomes crucial. 

The covid pandemic brought about a great deal of awareness to everyone about the environmental impact of human settlement. One thing is clear- “We need to respect the natural cycle.”

Okay, so let’s start with what zero waste really is. Firstly, you must credit Paul Palmer for coming up with the term zero-waste way back in the 1970s.

Secondly, exact definitions may vary, but to put it simply, zero waste is a method of waste management and prevention wherein reuse and recycling of all products are encouraged. 

The main aim is that no waste should be left to burn or be sent to landfills. 

So, first by starting to reuse all the extra waste that we produce and eventually when that is all used up, producing only what is required so as not to produce any waste in the first place. In an ideal zero-waste system all the materials will be reused until the optimum level of consumption.

Effective waste management is one the most impactful things you can do to improve your day-to-day activities or even your business operations while simultaneously achieving your sustainability goals, and controlling your waste costs, which tend to go up every year.

One of the simplest ways to reduce excess waste is by switching plastic products with eco-friendly products that don’t clog up the oceans or landfills. Eco-friendly alternatives may include products made of bamboo, hemp, jute, rice husk fiber, etc.

Bamboo is the most interesting one amongst all the aforementioned options as it is the most versatile. It has countless uses and just like plastic it can be used almost anywhere without having to worry about its sturdiness.

Let’s discuss the benefits of Bamboo.

Not only can bamboo grow three or four feet in a single day but also has greater strength than maple. Bamboo has more compressive strength than concrete and the same strength-to-weight ratio as steel. Which is absolutely mind-boggling!

Replenished from an intricate network of roots, a stalk of bamboo grows to its maximum height of around 80 feet within just two months. After this, it begins to thicken; the walls of each hollow stalk grow harder and denser as its soft internodes convert into fibrous cellulose.

Although there are over a thousand species of bamboo, Moso is the one perfect for manufacturing into our beautiful, durable products. When it is ready for harvest, organically grown Moso bamboo is cut and carried out of the forest on foot by family farmers. This gentle harvesting method sustains the grove’s delicate root system for future growth. 

Moso bamboo is also not part of the Panda’s diet or habitat. It works out perfectly for us as we wouldn’t want to deprive those beautiful creatures of their food.

And because it is durable and attractive, bamboo is also the best alternative to cutting tropical rainforests for their exotic hardwoods. 

Finally, the gentler cultivation methods (no artificial pesticides, no clear-cutting, and replanting) used to grow bamboo is less disruptive to the birds that naturally make their homes in bamboo groves.

It isn’t just a case of something becoming trendy, the way beards and owls did when hipsters began defining our aesthetic preferences. Bamboo has a number of properties that make it a legitimately great resource for our environment.

Unlike hardwood trees like oaks, a bamboo plant can grow back after it’s been harvested. It can grow quickly, up to a yard a day. Its roots can absorb, or leach, metals from the soil, making the land it’s growing healthier for animals and other plants.

It also doesn’t need a lot of nutrients to grow, so it doesn’t require the heavy use of chemical fertilizers that are seen with other crops.

Once bamboo plants are older and well-established, their roots can hold soil in place and prevent it from washing away in storms, which keeps healthy topsoil that’s good for growing crops in places where farmers need it.

Bamboo appears to be even more efficient than other trees at removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

If you all have been fascinated by bamboo just like I was when I first learnt about it and would love to help save the planet, then you should check out our lovely Home Box which consists of daily use products made from the finest bamboo out there. 

It has a bamboo-made toothbrush, rice fiber-made cutlery, napkins, soap, shampoo, etc. It is the best way to contribute to saving our planet just by sitting at home. Maybe even tell your friends about us and enable them to save the planet too!

Here’s the link to our Home Box: https://ksamah.com/product/ksamah-ecological-home-box/

You can also check out our other bamboo made products here: www.ksamah.com

FUN FACT

Do you know wealthier people produce more carbon pollution than poor people? 

Here is the fact: It is found that during this period: The richest 10 percent (approx. 630 million people) accounted for over half (52 percent) of the carbon dioxide emissions. The richest one percent accounted for 15 percent of emissionsmore than twice that of the poorest half of humanity (7 percent). 

– Pratiksha More

(On request for KSAMAH)

Ksamah believes in lifestyle changes through

eco-friendly products to avert Earth’s crisis.

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