We choose bamboo because of its endless renewability as a resource, and it’s minimal effect on the environment.
When skateboarding took over flooring as one of the major contributors to maple deforestation, our mission became to explore other ways of making skateboards.
Bamboo not only aids in creating better boards, but is also a socially responsible choice.
- Bamboo isn’t a tree – it’s a grass and grows like one. Some species of bamboo can grow up to 18” in one day.
- Comparative materials such as Canadian Maple take around 40-60 years to mature before they can be cut down. Bamboo matures in up to 3 years.
- 4x more CO2 is removed from the air than an equal amount of hardwood trees.
- When bamboo is harvested, it doesn’t require replanting. Where one shoot is cut down, up to five can grow in its place.
- Bamboo is one of the strongest “woody” plants on earth with strength almost paralleled to that of steel and has a higher strength to weight ratio than graphite.
- Bamboo has been used for thousands of years as a super reliable and trusted building material.
- Production waste is recycled into other bamboo
- Broken or worn-down bamboo decks are donated to
local artists and low income families/charities
- We limit our printing of in office and promotional pieces to necessary printing only
- Our founder houses the largest set of privately owned solar panels in Southern California.
- A percentage of our profits are given to charities that support the earth such as World Wildlife Fund and The American Red Cross.
- Logistics behind each shipment are maximized so we receive and send out to cut down on transportation pollution
- We make sure to have bins for recycling that are easily accessible around the warehouse.
- We buy all of our office furniture used
- We limit our use of unnecessary lighting at home and use sensor lights in the warehouse.
WHAT ELSE DOES BAMBOO DO?
Bamboo can be used not only for skateboards, but it is also ideal for things such as lumber, clothing, towels, dishware, deodorizers, fencing, and garden supplies. Check out our parent compay, BambooBuddy, for more uses of bamboo.