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Make use of the 100% natural bamboo products

Natural bamboo products are already widely in use across Asia, & some parts of the world. Avoid plastic, using bamboo fiber

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Not my original idea, have known about such products

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

User cases - bottle caps, lids, straws Countries - Asia & neighbouring countries can be easily shipped across the world

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Multiple organizations are already supplying bamboo products from various sources. One such source is - https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/100%2525-natural-bamboo-cup.html

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

From past experience of using such products in Asia

Tell us about your work experience

I am a digital strategist, UX designer and entrepreneur.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Incorporation, Toronto, Canada

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Hi Sanjeev,

Great to see you in the challenge. It is interesting to see how you are inspired by the use of bamboo.

Thinking of one of the use cases, why would bamboo be a better material than plastic, would you redesign the packaging, would you create a system for the reuse/recycling of the packaging and how would that work?

Photo of Sanjeev Arora
Team

Hi Kate,
Thank you. Appreciate the comments.
I recommended bamboo for the use cases listed - bottle caps, lids, straws but I'm sure it can be redesigned/used for packaging as well. Thin layers of bamboo could be used for boxed packaging instead of using plastic, card boards etc.

Bamboo is renewable and a durable materials and from the limited knowledge I have on it right now, it is not bad for the earth as it decomposes.

Bamboo, like true wood, is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures, houseware or more.
I also learnt that it can grow in areas you wouldn't normally expect it to grow (e.g. Canada) for local sourcing - http://www.bambooworld.com/

Hope this is useful.
Sanjeev