The new wave of alternative materials: bamboo, 100% plant-based
The world of packaging is undergoing a revolution that is pushing manufacturers to recycle or innovate, favouring alternative materials with low environmental impact.
At the heart of the new CSR challenges, bamboo offers a more responsible alternative, thanks to a natural material that is 100% plant-based, bio-sourced and rich in ecological virtues that favour sustainable development.
Bamboo: a natural bio-sourced material
Bamboo embodies the current ecological trend in the packaging sector for alternative, more environmentally friendly materials. A fast-growing herbaceous plant, bamboo grows in South America, Africa and Asia.
A natural and renewable material, it stands out for its strength, low carbon content, and versatility of use in the packaging, catering and construction sectors.
Bamboo is part of the challenges of sustainable development, as a bio-sourced material with an exemplary recyclability rate. Among the alternative materials, bamboo has the advantage of being 100% recyclable and thus meets the transversal requirements of the transition to a circular economy.
Increasingly popular in the construction sector, bamboo has entered the world of packaging, distinguishing itself by its ecological virtues:
- Biodegradable: natural material with rapid degradation (9 months to one year).
- Air purification: bamboo binds 30% more CO² and releases more oxygen.
- Self-sufficient: a plant that uses few resources, ideal against soil depletion.
- Better water infiltration: with roots and leaves that facilitate the passage of rainwater.
- Environmentally friendly: bamboo stands out among alternative materials as a plant material with a favourable impact, which is part of the fight against global warming.
Alternative materials in everyday life: bamboo, multi-purpose and versatile
Bamboo can be applied to all types of sectors: solid, resistant, edible. It is versatile and environmentally friendly, and adapts to new trends in alternative biodegradable materials.
In everyday life, bamboo has already made its way into packaging and bathrooms: bamboo dishes, toothbrushes, cotton buds and wipes, among others.
Bamboo derivatives are becoming part of our daily routine, and offer an ideal, 100% plant-based alternative to plastic.
Bamboo packaging at ALL4PACK Emballage Paris
Like wood packaging, bamboo is popular for its high resistance and longevity.
100% recyclable or biodegradable, bamboo is at the top of the list of alternative materials of the future to be favoured as a raw material for packaging.
25% of the professionals from the user industries who participated in ALL4PACK Emballage Paris aim to use wooden packaging in the next two years. In the same line as wood, bamboo embodies the new ecological challenges and pro-environmental values of our era.
Bamboo is emerging as one of the most promising alternative materials for the future, in the current transition to a more responsible economy.