By now, the problem of plastic is no secret to us as consumers - no matter how much you want to bury your head in the sand, we are at the brink of feeling, and our children feeling, the consequences of our decisions when we choose to purchase unsustainably. Fortunately, we are starting to wake up, and should congratulate ourselves as we move towards recycling, reusing, repurposing, and making better choices in our purchasing habits!
One way we can choose to shop for products that are better for the environment is to choose bamboo. Not only can bamboo grow from seed to fully grown and ready for harvest in three to five years (much faster than hardwood trees), but the roots can regenerate into new shoots, and it is robust enough to be recycled into other products, and natural enough to fully biodegrade in landfill!
At the moment, there is no law that says bamboo has to be grown sustainably, so it is also important to look for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on your bamboo products to make sure your bamboo products are sourced from bamboo that is sustainably grown to affect not just positive environmental change, but positive economical and social change too!
Here are some of our favourite Aussie brands using bamboo products to do their part for the environment and the healthy future of our planet.
Bamboo Dinnerware - bobo&boo
If you’re looking for children’s dishes that are “non-toxic to people and planet alike”, look no further than this gorgeous brand that’s working to make mealtime fun and fashionable! Using natural, renewable and sustainable bamboo, just like Cuddlies, their products are non-toxic and biodegradable!
Bamboo Baby Clothes - Petit Bamboo
Petit Bamboo is an Australian-owned baby fashion label that produces classic pieces for modern babies, with an eco-friendly focus. They ensure the best product for your child’s comfort with soft bamboo fibre garments that preserve the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the wonder-plant! This Aussie clothing brand prioritises balancing naturally comfortable, sustainable and eco-friendly products for your child while minimising the impact on our planet.
Bamboo Toothbrush - Tinkle Toothbrush
In Australia right now, 30 million plastic toothbrushes go to landfill every year. To combat this, Tinkle toothbrushes are vegan, so the bamboo handle is 100% compostable while the BPA-free nylon bristles can go straight in the recycling. Even if you throw them in the rubbish, they'll break down naturally and won't hurt the earth! They are all inclusive with sizes for both children (4-10) and adults, and with different coloured bases so you don't mix up whose is whose. You can even choose a subscription, with delivery arriving every 1, 2 or 4 months to suit your brushing style - and they include free shipping anywhere in Australia!
Cuddlies Biodegradable Bamboo Nappies and Bamboo Water Wipes
If you’re here then you probably already know, all of our products are sourced from sustainable forests, are certified non-toxic, cruelty-free and biodegradable! You can read more about the incredible features of our nappies here, about our water wipes here or about all the wonderful reasons we use bamboo here. Or if you’re interested in checking out the subscription service (and you should be!) then follow this link.