The bamboo forest has a long history of relationship with human beings that has lasted for thousands of years. As the times have changed, the uses of bamboo have evolved until the 21st century, when it has been used in an increasingly wide range of applications. Here are some new uses for this renewable plant.
As an alternative energy source.
Bamboo is considered a sustainable material because it can grow quickly on moderate or bamboo teaspoon even barren land, with some bamboos growing up to 1 foot (about 30 cm) a day. In addition, harvesting the plant causes little or no damage to its roots. Another green way to use bamboo is to use it as a building material for alternative energy facilities. Bamboo is the main raw material for the manufacture of hydroelectric turbines in many rural areas. Bamboo can also be used to make blades for wind turbines.
It is used in air fresheners and dehumidifiers.
Bamboo charcoal is a widely used material for air purification. When properly placed and packaged, bamboo charcoal can automatically remove odors from closets and cabinets such as refrigerators. In addition to absorbing odors, bamboo charcoal can also dehumidify.
For health and beauty products.
Many ingredients in cosmetics are horrible (e.g., placenta), but using bamboo charcoal to remove dead skin can solve this problem. In Japan, bamboo charcoal is burned into vinegar and used to treat mild skin problems, such as eczema. This bamboo product also has antibacterial properties.
Bamboo not only makes one's skin more beautiful, but also beautifies clothing. Bamboo fiber has been widely used in durable, breathable and soft fabrics, which can be made into mattresses, underwear, diapers, blankets, bath towels, bags, hats, etc.
Making motorcycle helmets.
Because of its high strength and durability, bamboo can also be used to make motorcycle helmets, which some people consider more fashionable than plastic helmets. Bamboo motorcycle helmets have passed the British E22-05 safety standard.
Bamboo bicycles are widely used and are popular in Asia and Africa, as well as in North America. The development of bamboo bicycles has generated a large number of bicycle supply programs in developing countries that can help improve the quality of life of people in remote areas. Bamboo bicycle projects also allow people to assemble their own local bamboo.
Raw materials for automobiles.
Bamboo can even be used to make materials for automobiles. For example, engineers at Kyoto University in Japan used bamboo to make an electric car body. Although not the prettiest cars from an aesthetic point of view, Kyoto's bamboo electric cars represent the development of a new industry that is highly dependent on plastic.
Use of computer hardware.
When bamboo is used for landscaping, it looks great for computers. Because of its appearance and durability, bamboo is used to reinforce computer hardware, not just plastic and metal pieces. Such as hard drives, keyboard covers, mice and other computer hardware.
Bamboo can also be used to build airplanes. The Indian Ministry of Forestry builds light aircraft from bamboo and uses these novel bamboo aircraft for aerial surveillance patrols in forested areas. The aircraft are made of bamboo, which is soft and bendy and more resistant to fatigue than wood or other materials. At the same time, the light bamboo plane saves labor and materials, and can be made easily in the forest area by taking local materials. In addition, bamboo can be bonded not only to bamboo and wood, but also to other metal materials. The combination splicing process is simple and the assembly is firm.