While hardwoods like oak take as much as forty years to mature before they can be harvested, some species of bamboo can be harvested in as short as one season. With almost 1 million acres of old growth forest being lost each week, bamboo provides an elegant solution that can help millions of people around the world and help save the environment.
One of the most important uses of bamboo however is not one that is readily seen. In developing countries where unemployment can directly lead to civil unrest, bamboo can provide opportunities that are simply not available elsewhere. It’s not the food or the fiber it provides; it’s the ability of bamboo to aid in economic development that can have the greatest impact in people’s daily lives. Jobs in production and manufacturing provide help in areas that are in desperate need of social and economic stability.
At PBR, our aim is to honor and demystify bamboo by sharing the important role it plays in our past, present, and future.
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