Bamboo can be a very sustainable plant it’s a fast-growing grass, it requires no fertilizer and self-regenerates from its own roots, so it doesn't need to be replanted. Bamboo is much more sustainable than plastic and paper, absorbs large amounts of CO2 and produces more oxygen than most other plants. When compared to cotton crops there really is no comparison, because cotton requires much more labor, water, and management.
And if you compare bamboo to plastic, again bamboo comes out on top every time. Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down and biodegrade, and the recycling of plastics just isn’t doing what’s been advertised. Plastics have accumulated in our oceans, lakes and rivers, impacting the environment, killing wildlife, and in turn slowly damaging our planet, and our health. Bamboo products can simply be composted and will biodegrade naturally in just a couple of years, even though fabrics may take a little longer
The development of bamboo reduces pollution; and can reduce up to 35% of carbon dioxide in the environment and deliver more oxygen than most other plants. The roots of bamboo will help control erosion, in areas that have water control problems.
Bamboo toilet paper outdoes other toilet paper choices. When compared to toilet paper made from recycled tree products and new pulp, bamboo toilet paper exceeds them both. And when it comes to softness, bamboo leads the way as well.
Here are some other benefits to bamboo:
Naturally, pest resistant
Helps stabilize eroded soil
Requires considerably less water than comparable plants
Extremely fast growing (it can grow 2 feet in 1 day!)
Absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide than similar plants
Generates 35% more oxygen than similar plants
Bamboo is stronger than steel and more resilient than many hardwoods, regardless of its lightweight nature. Bamboo does not have the ecological impact of fossil fuel related production or manufacturing, and that makes it a fantastic alternative to plastic for many of the items you use every day.