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Sustainable furnishings: Why bamboo?

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Not only does bamboo provide a bold look, it also delivers a number of structural and maintenance benefits while increasing overall site sustainability.
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Sustainable furnishings: Why bamboo?
Not only does bamboo provide a bold look, it also delivers a number of structural and maintenance benefits while increasing overall site sustainability.

Bamboo is one of the most unique plants in the world and an integral material in Anova’s vast collection of site furnishings. Bamboo site furnishings are extremely sustainable because of the plant's unique properties. Used in many structural and architectural systems, bamboo offers a number of useful design and maintenance elements. Let’s take a look at some of the plant’s unique features:

  • Bamboo reaches full maturity in six years, compared to 25 to 50 years for timber.
  • Bamboo has three times the structural capacity of timber and provides longer spans, too, allowing for the use of less material during production.
  • Bamboo has a natural bio-agent bound to the plant and requires little to no pesticides.
  • Bamboo can be harvested without requiring re-planting due to its root structure and grass-like features.
  • Bamboo’s yield per acre is far superior to timber’s, and it can be harvested at a rate of 14 tons of usable fiber per acre every six to eight years. Timber yields eight tons of usable fiber per acre every 25 to 30 years.
  • Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, adding up to 60 centimeters per day.

An exceptional resource, bamboo resides in a group of perennial evergreens and claims more than 1,450 species. All of Anova’s bamboo site furnishings feature bamboo from a world-leading materials technology company, Lamboo®. We’re proud to build on our partnership with Lamboo® as we continue to produce a wide range of engineered bamboo site furnishings including tables, benches, receptacle bins and more creating first and lasting impressions. Lamboo® offers four species of bamboo and none serve as a food source or habitat for any animals.

Not only does bamboo provide a bold look, it also delivers a number of structural and maintenance benefits while increasing overall site sustainability. Make sure to check out all of Anova’s products and look for the collection of bamboo site furnishings.

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