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Bamboo Shows Its Versatility - Used for Technological Hardware

As you read this article, you are probably sitting in front of a computer and/or using a mouse and keyboard. Have you ever thought about what happens to these devices when they break or become obsolete? What did you do with your old computer when you upgraded? Technological hardware is often “made to break” and has to be replaced often; hardware recycling centers are sometimes difficult to find and usually operate during weird hours; so most hardware winds up in a landfill where it can take anywhere from 420-1000 years to biodegrade.

Copenhagen vs Cancun - United Nations Climate Change Conference

Last year’s United Nations Climate Conference at Copenhagen was marked by high hopes, stubborn dissention and general chaos. This year, in Cancun, Mexico, the meetings seem to be mostly characterized by low expectations and a sense of calm. In fact, the Conference is so low-key, it has failed to garner any attention from local or national news sources, as compared to 2009 when scenes of angry protesters and delegate walkouts dominated the television, newspapers and blogosphere.

Dells Gets It Right With Bamboo Packaging

These days, it seems like everything can be made from bamboo. From fencing and statues, to bikes and computer accessories, to clothes and shoes, just about anything can be made using mature bamboo stalks, bamboo fiber or bamboo leaves. Recently, Dell Incorporated has increased the already lengthy list of bamboo uses with its creation of bamboo packaging.

Better Homes and Gardens Gives Us an Oudoor Gardens Feature

Outdoor Rooms, is a special interest publication for Better Homes and Gardens, and their theme for this summer is "Take a Vacation in Your Own Backyard." In their summer issue they provided a "Passport to Style" for creating themed backyards that are serene, have that Polynesian pop, and of course all things tropical and tiki-fied. 

Here's what the editor Jane Austin McKeon had to say:
"My favorite time of year to entertain is summer.  A barefoot and blue jeans sort of girl, I would much rather wave the neighbors over for a spur-of-the-moment glass of wine on the front porch or serve a picnic-style supper for my family on the deck than put a lot of planning and primping into a fancy dining room affair.  Backyards cater to impromptu entertaining."

San Diego Spring Home Garden Show - Tiki Winners

Every industry show, we always do drawings for Tiki statues, gift certificates or our signature Tiki bar.  This past Spring Home and Garden show in San Diego, Chuck and Sheri Newton were the lucky winners of our Bamboo Tiki Bar!

Here's what they had to say.

Q: Why did you attend the Home and Garden Show?
A: We had just closed on our new home and we wanted to get some new ideas about what we could do as far as decorating the place.  This was the first Home and Garden show we had ever attended.

Massive Earthquake Strikes Haiti

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All over the news and media recently is the disaster that has struck Haiti just around the Port-Au-Prince area.  An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the richter scale has left what is feared to be thousands dead and many more homeless and in devastation.  Homes, buildings, roadways and more have been destroyed and the country is in a severe state of emergency. 

Top 5 Uses for Bamboo Fencing

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One of the biggest trends for the past decade has been "going green." One renewable resource which has been at the cutting edge of developing an infinite array of green products is BambooBamboo's exponential growth rate, makes it an ideal and eco-friendly replacement for traditional woods.

Most Unique Bamboo Based Products

Bamboo grows at an incredibly fast rate, boosting an average of 60 cm in a single day. What’s even more impressive is that the uses of this natural plant grow just as fast. Bamboo products are being used in everything from skateboards to football helmets to bicycles. There’s even a wide line of bamboo furniture available. There’s almost nothing this resilient plant can’t do.

Most Innovative Bamboo Gadgets and Accessories

As the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo grows by leaps and bounds, earning a new 60 centimeters every single day. It’s a versatile plant that’s as solid as a tree and as strong as steel, used for building homes, fences, and more. Bamboo is being implemented in countless new products in innovative ways, from bike frames to computer keyboards, stretching the imagination when it comes to the capabilities of this naturally grown plant.

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