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Booming Bamboo

You can weave it, laminate it, spin it into fabric, even 3D print it. Bamboo is one of the most versatile materials in the world, yet it is still relatively unknown in world of design. The first book of its kind, Booming Bamboo, written by Dr Pablo van der Lugt and published by Materia, explores the most innovative applications for this material.


Bamboo promises 'win-win' after decades of tropical forest loss

As tropical forest timbers rapidly run out in Indonesia, bamboo plantations are being promoted as a sustainable solution for local communities. Bravo to Arief Rabik and his team at Indobamboo for pushing, for innovating, and for pulling in the government of Indonesia in this progressive project.


Growing Bamboo: A Private Sector Approach to REDD+

Bamboo has traditionally been an enigma for policy makers, foresters and environmentalists. Ecologically speaking, the 1,200 plus species of bamboo are part of the grass family but the biomass the plant produces is a wood like fiber, with properties that mirror image those of many traditional wood species, from hardwoods to softwoods.