Dress Your Home in Green with Bamboo Eco Solutions
25 Sep 2013
As our lives become healthier and more conscious, it’s also time to promote a healthier household. And a great way to accomplish it is by replacing certain items by bamboo products. According to industry experts and general trends taking place on the building and renovation market, bamboo isn't just becoming popular, but it's on the verge of a substantial growth curve over the next decade as people realize its many benefits. Here are a few simple ways to incorporate bamboo in your home.
We can never have enough hangers in the house but consider that of the billions of plastic hangers used yearly around the world less than only 15% are recycled. This is mainly due to the fact that most plastic hangers are made from 5-7 different types of plastics, making it difficult to separate them and recycle them at local plants. Choose a biodegradable bamboo hanger to use in your house. There are many beautiful finishes available in Singapore in several different styles, including kid-sized hangers.
If you haven’t taken advantage of the thermal-regulating, odor-resistant and incredibly soft bamboo sheets, now is the time to make the switch. Your entire bedroom can be accented with the beauty of bamboo, from the blinds or curtain rods to bamboo vases and nightstands, bamboo duvet covers and bedspreads to your entire bed resting on beautiful bamboo flooring.
The majority of blinds in homes and offices are vinyl blinds which contain harmful phthalates. Exposure to phthalates has been shown to cause reproductive problems, asthma and potential liver and kidney damage. Reduce your risk of exposure by choosing bamboo blinds. Along with being environmentally-friendly, they are also durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Bamboo curtain rods
Once again focusing on the windows of your home, take advantage of the sturdiness of the bamboo plant to secure curtains, drapes and blinds. If you have a bamboo garden, you can even make your own curtain rods.
Bamboo toilet seat
You read that correctly. Plastic toilet seats are one of the most difficult objects to find recycling plants for, so make the choice to replace your toilet seat with a durable, surprisingly smooth bamboo toilet seat. And what better place is there to take advantage of the anti-microbial properties of the bamboo plant?
Join the bamboo wave and make your home a little greener by replacing these household items with their bamboo counterparts.