Why Bamboo ?
Bamboo grows at a rapid rate when compared to board alternatives such as oak or acacia, and more importantly is completely self-regenerating.
Of course there are manufacturers that decimate entire bamboo forests and destroy habitats when they are not harvesting sustainably, if you are particularly conscious of your footprint and its impact on China’s national animal, check if your bamboo boards are FSC Certified – established as sustainably farmed by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Another reason that bamboo boards are beginning to dominate kitchen countertops, is their price point. Markedly cheaper than other ‘wooden’ style chopping boards due to bamboo’s abundance and ease of harvesting, bamboo is rare in being an option for consumers that is simultaneously affordable and sustainable.
Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, meaning bacteria will struggle to survive on its surface, reducing the risk of cross-contamination between foods when carrying out extensive prep jobs, and reducing the possibility of things like Salmonella.