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Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Sign For Safe Cities: Netherlands

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As consumers, we are often aware of how sustainable are the items we use every day – our food, clothing, skincare and other items have special labels to let us know that they are environmentally friendly and fair trade. But what about common objects that surround us outside of our homes? HR Groep in collaboration with MOSO International have introduced a new product line –traffic signs made out of bamboo – that is aiming to make our streets a bit more green.

Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Signs. Why bamboo?

Is bamboo a tree or grass?
Bamboo plant. Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family. There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species of bamboo.

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing sustainable resources in the world. A single bamboo plant consists of multiple stems. Every year, new shoots sprout from them. On average, 20-25% of the stems can be harvested in a sustainable plantation or commercial forest every year. Due to the rapid growth rate, this can happen without the number of stems per hectare decreasing! Deforestation is averted as a result of selective logging, keeping the plants alive and healthy. In fact, this means of harvesting the mature stems actually improves overall yield and quality of the commercial forest.

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Bamboo sprout and stems green yellow
Another great thing about bamboo is that it absorbs large quantities of CO2 as it grows. This, combined with ease of recycling, makes it more sustainable than aluminium and carbon neutral throughout its entire life cycle. And, naturally, high CO2 absorption rates help combat global warming!

Is bamboo really eco friendly?
Bamboo products are eco-friendly as long as they haven't been chemically processed, which most bamboo clothing fabrics have been. Bamboo as a plant is naturally pest resistant, 100% biodegradable, antifungal, antibacterial, and regrows to its adult size in 3 to 5 years.

 



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Lastly, bamboo’s properties are comparable to – or even superior to – hardwood. It is a very strong material that can be used in a multitude of ways – it can be fully recycled into things such as chipboard, or used in biomass power plants to generate green energy. This, combined with bamboo’s growth rates, makes it a more attractive crop for many farmers that can provide them with a steady annual income.

Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Sign. What Makes The Bamboo Sign Unique?

Why is bamboo stronger than steel?
It has greater tensile strength (or resistance to being pulled apart) than steel, and it withstands compression better than concrete. Bamboo's strength is in its ability to bend, and that's the miracle." The Western mind is also opening to bamboo's environmental qualities.

For the usage of bamboo as an information carrier, multiple layers of bamboo are glued together. The result is a remarkably resilient, scratchproof product that will neither rip nor deform.

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Bamboo traffic sign seen from the back in landscape
HR Groep uses their Ultimate Signing™ technology to make these signs even more sustainable. Ultimate Signing™ is a special UV printing method that is more long lasting than traditional foils. It provides a better viewing angle that improves visibility and thus helps make our roads safer!

For more information about production and signs click on: HR Group and Bamboo Unlimited, Bamboo Signs

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Being involved in sustainability activities has changed my view on this subject a lot. Climate change and pollution are borderless and thus solutions and information has to be shared globally. Rich, 'developed' countries have to start supporting countries that don't have the means and knowledge to improve their situation. Sustainability movement is as strong as its weakest link - whatsorb.com is a helpful platform to speed up the X-Change of Global Sustainability.

 

Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Sign For Safe Cities: Netherlands

As consumers, we are often aware of how sustainable are the items we use every day – our food, clothing, skincare and other items have special labels to let us know that they are environmentally friendly and fair trade. But what about common objects that surround us outside of our homes? HR Groep in collaboration with MOSO International have introduced a new product line –traffic signs made out of bamboo – that is aiming to make our streets a bit more green. Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Signs. Why bamboo? Is bamboo a tree or grass? Bamboo plant. Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family. There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species of bamboo. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing sustainable resources in the world. A single bamboo plant consists of multiple stems. Every year, new shoots sprout from them. On average, 20-25% of the stems can be harvested in a sustainable plantation or commercial forest every year. Due to the rapid growth rate, this can happen without the number of stems per hectare decreasing! Deforestation is averted as a result of selective logging, keeping the plants alive and healthy. In fact, this means of harvesting the mature stems actually improves overall yield and quality of the commercial forest. Recommended:  Deforestation: No! Celebrate National Tree Day With WhatsOrb Another great thing about bamboo is that it absorbs large quantities of CO2 as it grows. This, combined with ease of recycling, makes it more sustainable than aluminium and carbon neutral throughout its entire life cycle. And, naturally, high CO2 absorption rates help combat global warming! Is bamboo really eco friendly? Bamboo products are eco-friendly as long as they haven't been chemically processed, which most bamboo clothing fabrics have been. Bamboo as a plant is naturally pest resistant, 100% biodegradable, antifungal, antibacterial, and regrows to its adult size in 3 to 5 years.   {youtube}                                                Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Sign For Safe Cities: Netherlands                                                                        How fast can Bamboo Grow?   Lastly, bamboo’s properties are comparable to – or even superior to – hardwood. It is a very strong material that can be used in a multitude of ways – it can be fully recycled into things such as chipboard, or used in biomass power plants to generate green energy. This, combined with bamboo’s growth rates, makes it a more attractive crop for many farmers that can provide them with a steady annual income. Sustainable Bamboo Traffic Sign. What Makes The Bamboo Sign Unique? Why is bamboo stronger than steel? It has greater tensile strength (or resistance to being pulled apart) than steel, and it withstands compression better than concrete. Bamboo's strength is in its ability to bend, and that's the miracle." The Western mind is also opening to bamboo's environmental qualities. For the usage of bamboo as an information carrier, multiple layers of bamboo are glued together. The result is a remarkably resilient, scratchproof product that will neither rip nor deform. Recommended:  Hemp: High-Performance Stuff For Buildings, Fashion, Health HR Groep uses their Ultimate Signing™ technology to make these signs even more sustainable. Ultimate Signing™ is a special UV printing method that is more long lasting than traditional foils. It provides a better viewing angle that improves visibility and thus helps make our roads safer! For more information about production and signs click on: HR Group and Bamboo Unlimited, Bamboo Signs Before you go! Recommended:  Self-Driving Cars Can Fix Phantom Traffic Jams: Audi, Tesla Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about your opinion about climate change? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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