By Rebecca Jacobs
Maybe you’ve ditched the plastic Tupperware containers and really upped your recycling game lately, but there’s more that all of us could do each day to help reduce our carbon footprint and make this world a little more green.
We’re talking sustainability and why adding more bamboo to your life could be a solution to a very big environmental problem. From swapping plastic straws with bamboo to choosing bamboo toothbrushes and clothes, here are the top eight bamboo must-haves we all could benefit from having.
8 Bamboo Must-Have Items
Bamboo Reusable Bottle: Plastic water bottle use is something that Americans have been cutting back on, but we still have more work to do. It’s estimated that 50 million plastic water bottles wind up in U.S. landfill each year! We have to do better and reduce waste, and we can each do our part by choosing to invest in a reusable water bottle and steering clear of disposable plastic options.
Bamboo is the ideal choice as not only will you help reduce your carbon footprint, but you will also avoid BPA exposure (a known endocrine disruptor.) Plus, many bamboo bottles are also insulated, so they will keep your beverages hot or cold. Bamboo for the win!
- Bamboo Viscose Bra: If you’re looking for comfort and sustainability when it comes to the perfect bra, viscose derived from bamboo bras are a must-have. Here at Boody, we offer buttery soft, wire, clasp, and hook-free bras that provide support and comfort for all-day wear. From bamboo bralettes to sports bras, find fabrics that are superbly soft and perfect for those with even the most sensitive skin.
Bamboo Straws: With nearly 500 million straws being used each day, there’s a huge reason to jump on board with the anti-plastic movement and ditch the plastic disposable straws asap. Plastic straws are causing some pretty big environmental issues, especially because they are difficult to recycle, and often wind up floating around the ocean.
Say no to plastic, and carry a chic reusable bamboo straw in your bag to have to sip on that Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf latte or that green smoothie when you’re out and about. If we all did this, think about how many straws we would cut back on per day. It’s about time we all get with the program and say yes to bamboo and no to plastic.
- Bamboo Viscose Undies: To match your perfect bra, we also offer bamboo viscose undies that take comfort to the next level. Our undies offer a barely-there feel for all-day comfort, and in different styles, so you are sure to find one that’s perfect for you.
Bamboo Bath Towels: Who knew bamboo bath towels could be even softer than the cotton towel you’ve been using all this time? Bamboo bath towels are soft, absorbent, and will hold up amazingly well even with regular washing.
Plus, bamboo makes a more sustainable fabric choice over cotton. So, give your bathroom an upgrade with some bamboo hand and bath towels. You definitely will not regret it.
- Bamboo Bath Mat: While you’re upgrading your bath towels, why not get a bamboo bath mat? Bamboo bath mats are an eco-friendly and stylish option that are easy to clean.
Bamboo Toothbrush: A bamboo toothbrush is the perfect bamboo item to go along with the other two bathroom items you have upgraded to bamboo. Plastic toothbrushes are another big source of waste, but you can again do you part in reducing how much plastic we use each year by switching to bamboo toothbrushes.
Their biodegradable handles make them a much more sustainable option, and you can reduce your exposure to BPA, win, win. Plus, their soft bristle brushes are a welcome addition to your oral health routine, especially if you have sensitive teeth.
- Bamboo Viscose Clothing: If you’re looking for clothing that’s comfortable, soft, and cooling, bamboo clothing is the way to go. At Boody, we offer viscose derived from bamboo activewear, leggings, tops, bodysuits, socks, and men’s clothing for all of your style needs.
Choosing bamboo whenever you can is always a good idea. From the straws you use to the clothes you wear, bamboo is a sustainable, healthy, and stylish choice. Take small steps to live a more eco-friendly life by making the switch to bamboo, one item at a time.
If we all make the switch to bamboo products, imagine how much less waste there would be. Do your part starting today by saying yes to bamboo and no to plastic and environmental waste.