One of nature's most versatile products, bamboo belongs to the botanical family of grasses and is extremely hard to tear apart.
The plants reduce pollution by producing oxygen, more than 35 per cent more than trees do. It also consumes high quantities of nitrogen, which helps reduce water pollution. Also, bamboo is entirely recyclable.
Its naturally waxy surface does not require painting, making it safe from health hazards out of toxic substances contained in varnishes. Bamboo has both lightweight and elastic properties, making it an ideal material to resist earthquakes stresses.
Bamboo resources have played an essential role in the economics and culture of rural communities: constructions, dinnerware, pulp, biochemical products, charcoal, musical instruments, or even food ingredients. Indonesia has 12% of the world's bamboo collections, with approximately 125 species of bamboo.