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Coronavirus pandemic and the House of Bamboo

Coronavirus pandemic and the House of Bamboo

If you'd told me 14 years ago, when Bambu Batu first opened, that I'd end up here — in the midst of a global pandemic, frantically trying to liquidate my inventory in order to close the shop and get back to my wife and kids, who were living overseas in the Pyrenees —...

Bamboo Pests

Bamboo Pests

Lethal Bamboo Pests to be Afraid of  There is a reason why bamboo is called best nature’s substitute for the earth’s rainforests. This plant is a versatile product and its biomass production is unparalleled by any other plant species. This is why it is one of the...

Bamboo for fuel and energy

Bamboo for fuel and energy

In an age of petroleum dependency and rampant deforestation, bamboo is something of a miracle crop. We use it as an alternative to single-use plastics and pesticide-rich cotton. It even makes a superior building material for everything from furniture to houses. But...

Laws against bamboo in Pennsylvania

Laws against bamboo in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the latest scene of a controversy concerning local laws against bamboo. It's another example of how bamboo's remarkable sustainability can become problematic. In the township of Lower Merion, community members have acted to enforce the removal of...

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