The Bamboo Project began after founders, Daniella and Dylan, witnessed the plastic pollution in Southeast Asia. They also came to realise that out of the billions of single-use plastic straws used daily, the majority of them are not included in recycling efforts due to their size and lightweight.
It was out of the decision to assist in the change, rather than to sit in hopelessness, that The Bamboo Project came to be. They are now supplying South Africans with bamboo straws, bamboo spoons, coconut cutlery sets and coconut bowls – lightweight, durable and biodegradable alternatives to plastic cutlery.
Bamboo is the world’s fastest-growing plant, it releases 40% more oxygen and absorbs more carbon dioxide than other plants. The Bamboo project’s bamboo is sourced sustainably in Vietnam in panda-free zones. In the near future, they aim to source their bamboo locally.