5 Simple & Realistic Everyday Bamboo Substitutes - The Sustainable Watch Company

5 Simple & Realistic Everyday Bamboo Substitutes

Bamboo is fast becoming one of the most widely adopted sustainable substitutes. Over the past few years more and more Bamboo substitutes have entered the market and the Bamboo revolution has show no signs of slowing down.

A sheet of light brown Bamboo stalks, shoots or stems.

Here are 5 Bamboo substitutes, easy to build into your everyday life:

1. Bamboo Cups

A really simple, straight forward substitute. Because of Bamboo's natural shape it is quick, easy and practical to turn Bamboo into cups with minimal waste. Click here for our favourite zero waste Bamboo drinking cups, handcrafted from sustainable Bamboo.

2. Bamboo Cotton Buds

A long-time enemy of the environment, the old cotton bud. Plastic cotton buds have been notoriously bad for the environment and with these now banned in the UK, it's time to look for an alternative. With the release of sustainable and biodegradable Bamboo cotton buds to the market, we can reduce the negative impact on the environment associated with cotton buds.

3. Bamboo Watches

Of course this was going to feature, but a Bamboo watch? That's cool. There are a number of models of Bamboo watch on the market. Our "The Pine" model is handcrafted from natural bamboo, and a thing of beauty if we do say so ourselves.

4. Bamboo Razors

Plastic razors aren't recyclable due to the metal razor being embedded in the plastic. Plastic razor's only last a short amount of time so billions of plastic razors find their way to landfill every year. And we all know that landfill means years of decomposing, releasing toxic chemicals into our atmosphere in the process. Jungle Culture reusable safety razors are precision engineered and light weight to allow for a seamless zero waste shaving experience.

5. Bamboo Straws

Another infamous scurge of Mother Earth, the plastic straw. We've all seen the pictures of the impact plastic straws have on marine life and it's shocking. These eco-friendly reusable Bamboo straws are the perfect plastic alternative, made with no harmful pesticides or chemicals.


There are new uses for Bamboo being engineered & discovered all the time, what do you think is next?

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