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Know more about your home. We humans produce hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic every year, roughly around 300 million tonnes! Most of which cannot be recycled…not great is it? The obvious answer is for us to use less plastic and move towards environmentally sustainable alternatives, whilst developing the technology that recycles and replaces plastic altogether. At Bamboo Stone, we challenge you to change your thinking and buying practices in order to save our planet.

Maybe start by watching the BBC’s War On Plastics or search for “war on plastics” on YouTube…it will make you think…

What goes to landfill? In short, everything that cannot be recycled. Cling film and food wraps, make-up and general cleaning wipes, nappies and sanitary towels are just a few products that are harmful to our environment. Just like every other non-recyclable plastic product, items like this just are not compostable, so end up in landfill sites across the globe, on our streets, in our parks and in our oceans on an alarming scale.

The World Health Organisation says that even when plastic wrap is recycled, it’s costlier than using virgin materials. When it ends up in landfills or incinerators, both PVC and PVDC can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin. What to know more from WHO?

So we know plastic waste is bad, but just how bad is it?

Normally, plastic items take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills. But the plastic bags we use in our everyday life take 10-20 years to decompose, while plastic bottles take 450 years.

Monofilament Fishing Line – 600 Years
Sanitary Pads – 500-800 Years
Aluminium Cans – 200-250 Years – But is Recycable*
Batteries – 100 Years
Rubber-Boot Sole– 50-80 Years
Tin Can– 50 Years *
Foamed Plastic Cups – 50 Years
Nylon Fabric– 30-40 Years *
Leather Shoes– 25-40 Years
Painted Board– 13 Years
Wood & Lumber – 10-15 Years
Cigarette Butts – 10-12 Years
Milk Cartons – 5 Years
Wool Clothing – 1-5 Years
Plywood – 1-3 Years
Canvas Products – 1 Year
Natural Rope – 3-14 Months
Waxed Milk Carton – 3 Months
Cotton Glove – 2 Months
Cardboard – 2 Months
Train Tickets– 1 Week

*Recyclable but not Biodegradable.

So what are the alternatives?

That’s a simple question to answer… choose products that are recyclable and biodegrade naturally. If we all change just one thing in our daily use of plastics, it will have a massive positive effect on our planet.

Why plant trees… and why are trees so good for our planet?

That’s also a simple question to answer… Deforestation: refers to the decrease in forest areas across the world that are lost for other uses such as agricultural croplands, urbanization, or mining activities. Greatly accelerated by human activities since 1960, deforestation negatively affects our natural ecosystems, biodiversity, and our climate.

Biodiversity: is the shortened form of two words “biological” and “diversity”. It refers to all the variety of life that can be found on Earth (plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms) as well as to the communities that they form and the habitats in which they live.

Climate change: describes a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. … Global climate change refers to the average long-term changes over the entire Earth.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with @ONETREEPLANTED

We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. So we are thrilled to be partnering up with the amazing, One Tree Planted.

Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, which subsequently, contributes to our health and well-being and create jobs for social impact. So we are honoured to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as this is an integral part of our business model.

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Beyond such projects, One Tree Planted believes that truly engaging people who want to have a personal experience is critical to raising awareness through action. That’s why we also organize volunteer events, create educational materials, and provide ways for businesses to give back to nature. By focusing on collaborative sustainability from the ground up, we hope to make a lasting and positive difference for the planet.


To date we have planted Trees in the Amazon Rain Forest. Find out more:


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