Bamboo is an invaluable resource to develop a local self-reliant economy. Bamboo as a plant has various uses in a broad range of diverse industries, ranging from bamboo as a lumber for construction to paper, textile, food for human, feed for animal and insects, composite technology, carbon and the list goes on.
Regardless of its use in a rural community setting or as an invaluable resource for heavy industries in industrial region, bamboo is a resource that is vital in a renewable and sustainable circular economy.
A farmer who has one clump of tropical bamboo on his/her property can register with CX Carbon Registry to embark on a knowledge-based journey to explore practical uses for their bamboo. This knowledge will also allow the farmer to explore the opportunities to become part of the new bio-circular economy which will lead them into a self-reliant micro economy to transform their livelihood which will ultimately transform their community economic outlook too.
As our global communities, move towards a long-term strategy for a global circular economy, the transition offers an opportunity to reduce our planet ecological footprint by lowering raw material consumption and minimising waste generation, keeping the value of resources for as long as possible and rethink production, consumption and end of life waste management processes.
Through bamboo as a resource we can develop a long-term vision for the circular economy to set a clear direction of travel and determine which actions are necessary to turn this self-reliant vision into a reality. This effort will mitigate climate change challenges and afford our rural and urban communities a more efficient value chain.