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Tree-free Paper? Consider Bamboo Paper Stock

4 reasons to choose bamboo

Bamboo paper is comparable in strength, brightness and printability to paper made from wood pulp. Bamboo paper also helps reduce the environmental effects of clear-cutting and deforestation on our planet. For these reasons, MCRL has been recommending bamboo paper as an environmentally friendly alternative to tree-based paper for years.

Lately, we are seeing more clients than ever choosing bamboo paper for their books, journals, planners and packaging as sustainable sourcing becomes increasingly important to their customers.

Here are four environmental reasons to choose bamboo for your next print project.

1. Bamboo thrives in depleted soil.

In areas where rainforests have been clear-cut, Bamboo is one of the few plants that can grow easily and begin returning nutrients to the soil. Bamboo is also more resilient to insects eliminating the need for pesticides.

2. Bamboo absorbs more CO2.

A grove of Bamboo absorbs four times as much carbon dioxide than trees and releases 35% more oxygen into the air.

3. Bamboo produces less waste than tree pulp.

All parts of the bamboo plant are used during production so bamboo produces less waste than tree-based paper.

4. Bamboo supports economic development.

Bamboo is harvested much faster than trees. Bamboo takes one to five years for initial harvesting and then repeatedly harvested for 20-50 years thereafter. Increasing demand for bamboo is sparking economic growth by providing jobs in economically depressed areas.

Print your next journal, planner, book or packaging with bamboo paper. Click here to get a quote.

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