18 September – International Bamboo Day

18 09 2012

Bamboo – Where it comes from?

Originally, the World Bamboo Day was declared by the Thai Royal Forest Department on 18 September 2009 in Bangkok, during the 8th World Bamboo Congress held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel. Over 350 participants, from more than 41 countries, attended the 8th World Bamboo Congress in Thailand.

To celebrate World Bamboo Day, a ceremonial bamboo planting took place nearby Bangkok, where a representative from each country had the honour to plant a bamboo seedling as a symbolic gesture of our mission.

Why Bamboo?

Bamboo is a group of perennial evergreen (except for certain temperate species) plants in the true grass family and giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family.

It is the Fastest growing plant in the world, as it can grows up to 1m each day. Therefore, it is considerate as a “renewable material”. Bamboo can grows almost everywhere in the world. Even though, there are about 1200 species in the world, half of this species could be threaten of extinction in a close future.

Innovasians’ sustainable Bamboo?

 Nowadays, thanks to several new technologies, bamboo fiber can be used in textile industry, for producing garment, towels, bed linen and so on. In this way, Bamboo replaces the use of cotton, Tencel or polyester blended materials. It is also saving water during the manufacturing.

Bamboo can be used in many different ways in our daily life, for example it can be used in production of dinnerware, bags and all kind of utilities products.

So what now?

The aim of this day has many goals: protect natural resources and environment, promote the benefit of using bamboo as a sustainable material and increase the awareness of bamboo globally. We, as global citizens can support this day by a few actions. You may choose doing one of the action sor to do all of them. Here are activities for each of us to do in support of World Bamboo day: plant a bamboo, attend one of the several manifestations everywhere in the world (http://worldbambooday.org/ for more information) or just remind




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