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Bamboo products can eventually have labels such as ‘CO2 neutral’ | Sonja Sheasley, Founder, Bum Boosa®

Q1. Let’s start by hearing your success story… What was your vision behind bamboo based baby products venture BumBoosa? As a mother of two small children and a consumer of natural products, I simply recognized a gap in the marketplace when I unsuccessfully sought out an eco-friendlier baby …

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Bamboo for sustainable development | Dr. Hans Friederich

By Dr Hans Friederich, Director General, INBAR. It is a pleasure to write a few words for a new bamboo promotion initiative, and I wish Green Gold Bamboo well.  INBAR is an intergovernmental organisation, with presently 40 State Members, dedicated to improving the social, economic, and environmen…

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What ails bamboo sector development in India?

From a ‘poor man’s timber’ to green gold’, bamboo is fast emerging as the super material of the 21st century. It is one of the fastest growing and highest yielding renewable natural resource making it a good substitute to wood in mitigating pressure on natural forests. Bamboo is a family of grass…

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Building economic, social and cultural sustainability alongside ecological sustainability | Rebecca Reubens

Growing global issues—including pollution, resource scarcity and climate change—have put sustainable materials in the spotlight. Bamboo is one of these materials. Bamboo has been the poster-child of sustainability initiatives the world over because it is highly renewable and a viable replacement …

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Building bamboo toilets in rural areas and urban slums can be another ‘ek kadam’ towards achieving Clean India | Raktim Das

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birth anniversary, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd Oct 2014 launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India mission). The mission has already picked up huge momentum and seeks participation of all citizens from different age groups. Am…

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Bamboo shoots – an under exploited health food and a potential source of income generation for the North East India | Prof. (Dr.) C. Nirmala.

Bamboo shoots, considered as a treasure dish by the Chinese and called “King of Forest vegetables” in Japan, are a little known and neglected food commodity in India. Its consumption is confined to the North Eastern states whereas in other parts of the country, few people even know of its edibili…

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