Monday, 7 June 2010

Life Cycle of Bamboo Series

This is the first in a series of Eureco blogs about the life cycle of a bamboo towel, from cradle to grave... okay that’s a horrible expression, more like how does a plant like bamboo end up as a soft absorbent towel, and what is the real impact on the environment?

The point of all this is to draw attention to the real issues behind the sustainability of our towels. We don't want you to just take our word for it, we are going to show you so you can decide for yourself.

Remember the blog about The Story Of Stuff? Well this will hopefully be kind of like that, minus the cool cartoons (I can't draw).

As this is obviously a long process with many parts, it will be broken down into more easily digestible chunks as a series of blogs. Along the way I’ll also add in some comparative articles about cotton and organic cotton, so we can see what the real differences are.

The stages of the life cycle goes roughly like this; extraction (farming), production, distribution, consumption, disposal. These are the same categories as used by "The Story Of Stuff" but will be adapted to suit our purposes along the way.

We at Eureco are not going to claim that we're always perfect, or that our products are completely without environmental impact. But what we do hope to show you is that our towels are a step in the right direction for the environment. We want you to be informed about what we are doing, so that you can make your own decisions, because ultimately you have to be satisfied that what you use as a consumer is green by your own definition. Hopefully we will give you enough information to enable you to make that judgment for yourself.

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