Bamboos - The Material Of The Future

Have you ever thought of the vista of the future when people use bamboo for manufacturing anything around you? Do you think it’s possible or not? As far as I’m concerned, bamboo is the material of the future.

Are you ready to find out the reason why bamboo is regarded as the material of the future? That’s good because I’m going to present some theoretical points to prove this perspective.


Common materials nowadays are not sustainable.

Plastic and steel are considered as two most popular materials in today’s modern world. Nevertheless, both of them have many harmful effects on the environment, and it makes them unsustainable.


Plastic

Plastic is made from fossil fuels and was only invented more than a century ago. During World War II, the polymer manufacturing industry developed rapidly. In 2015, more than 320 million tons of polymers, excluding fibers, were produced globally.

Humans have produced more than 8 billion tons of plastic since the 1950s. Only about 10% of that has been recycled. All of this plastic waste is extremely harmful to the environment, birds, sea creatures, and even humans. Here are 4 harmful effects of plastic you should know.


Plastic is bad for the environment

Until the past five years, polymer product designers often didn't consider what would happen after the end of their initial product life cycle. This is starting to change, and this will require increasing concentration in the coming years as environmental problems are becoming increasingly alarming.

Plastics contain a variety of chemicals that are difficult to decompose and threaten the marine environment and living organisms. Plastic factories emit a significant amount of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide. As a result of a dramatic increase in atmospheric warming, many species' ecosystems will be altered, causing their numbers to decrease.


Another truth is that most plastics emit harmful contaminants into the atmosphere, and burning plastic emits toxic fumes into the atmosphere.


Plastic waste buried in the ground has an impact on plant root growth. Plastic or plastic bags take more than 500 years to decompose in the soil since most microorganisms cannot deteriorate them. Furthermore, these toxins will leak into the soil, river and brooks, contaminating it and preventing plants from growing.


The effects of plastic on the human health

These toxic chemicals in the plastic can conflict with hormones in the human body, which are the leading cause of many genetic diseases, some tumors, congenital disabilities, and cancer.


These chemicals exposures are incredibly harmful, triggering food poisoning and complex health issues, including an increased risk of infertility and cancer, hormonal imbalances in muscle, nervous system disorders, and mental imbalance.