Bamboo to go - Something you need to know about bamboo coffee mugs
Bamboo - a fast-growing raw material that is robust, looks nice and affordable
Increasingly, there are several products made of bamboo in our supermarkets or low-budget stores. Such as the coffee-to-go cup, available in many different versions, colours, sizes...
Bamboo is indeed sustainable, because this grass (yeah - actually it is not a tree but a kind of thick grass) grows back incredibly fast and on top of that it is pretty robust. This means that hardly any fertilisers, pesticides or artificial irrigation have to be used, which per se has a very positive effect on its environmental footprint. When the stem is cut, the whole plant does not die, as is the case with trees, because bamboo forms a broad root network and new shoots quickly emerge from all over the earth. Thus, no large forest areas have to be cleared. So far, everything sounds great, doesn't it?
If it wasn't for this melamine..
OK, NO BAMBOO MUG FOR ME ANYMORE.
Bamboo is a great raw material after all and can be used extremely well as for example as an alternative to plastic when it comes to toothbrushes or the like. Coffee mugs should not be made of bamboo in combination with melamine.
We - obviously - do not use any melamine in our coffee-to-go cups. Instead, only natural materials that are harmless to health - such as rice husks, rice oil and lignin (a substance found in wood that strengthens the cell walls) are used. Hence, you can enjoy your hot coffee-to-go with our avoid waste coffee mug safely and with a good feeling. You can find our cup here.