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Bamboo: an Alternative Fiber for the 21st Century

7th January 2014

An example of EcoPlanet Bamboo's integrated planting systems, reconnecting remnant forest patches. EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's Guadua bamboo plantations in Nicaragua represent successful Forest & Landscape Restoration of approximately 4,500 hectare

An example of EcoPlanet Bamboo's integrated planting systems, reconnecting remnant forest patches. EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's Guadua bamboo plantations in Nicaragua represent successful Forest & Landscape Restoration of approximately 4,500 hectare

An example of EcoPlanet Bamboo's integrated planting systems, reconnecting remnant forest patches. EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's Guadua bamboo plantations in Nicaragua represent successful Forest & Landscape Restoration of approximately 4,500 hectare

The Nicaraguan newspaper, El Nuevo Diario, featured an article on EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's bamboo plantations on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, and discusses the company's steps to industrialize bamboo as the timber of the 21st century.

The article highlights EcoPlanet Bamboo's sustainably grown and certified bamboo as an economically viable alternative to timber, underlining its role as a renewable resource that can grow on degraded land, contributing to Forest & Landscape Restoration at scale, while reducing pressure on remaining forest resources.

The article also emphasizes EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's contribution to employment generation in the communities in which the company operates in Nicaragua, including La Esperanza Calderon, La Fonseca, La Mosquitia, and Citadelle.

The article is available here.

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An example of EcoPlanet Bamboo's integrated planting systems, reconnecting remnant forest patches. EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's Guadua bamboo plantations in Nicaragua represent successful Forest & Landscape Restoration of approximately 4,500 hectare

An example of EcoPlanet Bamboo's integrated planting systems, reconnecting remnant forest patches. EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America's Guadua bamboo plantations in Nicaragua represent successful Forest & Landscape Restoration of approximately 4,500 hectare