6 Simple Tips to Have a Green Christmas

When it comes to the holidays, especially Christmas, it always seems like the pressure knob is turned to full blast! (No? It’s just me?) Meals to plan, family members to pick-up and drop off, gifts to wrap, don’t even get me started about decorating… Santa’s list is far from being the only one that’s a mile long. Can I get an amen? On top of all of that I’m supposed to keep my environmental impact to a minimum. Ok, got it. (Insert dramatic eye roll here.) But in all seriousness, it is someth...
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When it comes to oral health, people in numerous countries around the world rely on their dentists for information, advice, and care – and this includes toothbrush recommendations. Because of this, dentists should consider recommending bamboo toothbrushes to their patients to reduce plastic in landfills and oceans – and as a way to keep their patients healthy, too. Here are five reasons why.  #1 – Bamboo Toothbrushes are Naturally Antimicrobial Most people have a serious aversion to germ...
Bamboo is Better than Plastic

Plastic revolutionized the world, and it still has its benefits today, but too much of a good thing has led to overflowing landfills and plastic islands the size of Texas in the oceans. Though plastic is still the material of choice for many products, bamboo is gaining ground as a sustainable, renewable material that is even better than plastic for many types of consumer goods. The Problem with Plastic Plastic is a wonderful alternative to metal, which takes a great deal of energy to mine, ref...
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[as featured in the October issue of Gulf Shore Life Magazine]http://www.gulfshorelife.com/October-2017/Southwest-Floridas-Social-Entrepreneurs/ Can a toothbrush save the planet? Well, not exactly, but the team behind WooBamboo, the maker of eco-friendly toothbrushes, floss and soon-to-be host of related products, believe it’s is a darn good place to start.The Cape Coral-based company sprung from a stray comment uttered by an 80-something-year-old Australian woman to her...
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Bamboo, in case ya didn't know, is a super-fast growing plant (grass) with immense economic uses. Over the years, the bamboo plant has been put to good use in constructions, clothing production, furniture making, decorations, and culinary, among others.The eco-friendly, biodegradable, and high renewable rate (it takes about five years to re-grow when cut down) of the bamboo has seen it play an important role in global action towards limiting the impact of household products on the 21st-centu...

Bamboo ain't wood, baby. It's a grass – I bet you didn’t know that! It has a rhizome root system (New Word Alert: Rhizome is a continuously growing horizontal underground stem that puts out lateral shoots at intervals) that continually regenerates the plant when the stalks are cut. Bamboo grows faster than any other grass with all growth of new bamboo occurring during wet season.Be thankful your kids don’t grow this fast! Did you know that some species of bamboo can grow 3 feet in a 24-hour ...