FAQs

ARE BAMBOO PRODUCTS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT ?

Bambouri Bamboo products are one of nature’s best friends! They are 100% biodegradable and Eco-friendly which is 100% better than using plastic! By purchasing our bamboo products, you can be confident knowing that you're taking steps towards achieving a plastic free world. 

IS YOUR BAMBOO ETHICALLY SOURCED?

Absolutely. The bamboo we use in our Bambouri products  is 100% sustainable, Eco-friendly, and has not contributed to any deforestation. Bamboo requires very few pesticides or heavy machinery to harvest, and all of our bamboo products , including bamboo bottles and straws  are proudly cultivated by hand.

HAVE BAMBOURI PRODUCTS BEEN TREATED USING ANY CHEMICALS, COLORANTS. OILS ETC?

Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced around the world every year. 50% of which is for single-use purposes. We take great pride in how we manufacture our Eco-friendly products.

The bamboo used during production, is harvested naturally without any harmful fertilizers or pesticides We use absolutely no chemicals, pesticides or colorants. Bambouri products are 100% organic and 100% guilt free!

ARE YOUR BAMBOO PRODUCTS BIODEGRADABLE? 

They certainly are! Our Bambouri Bamboo products are fully compostable and can be easily recycled. When the product reaches the end of its cycle, simply put them into a recycling or compost bin, or get creative! 

CAN BAMBOURI BAMBOO PRODUCTS BE RESUSED?

Absolutely! Your bamboo products can be reused many times over if properly cared for and are a great alternative to plastic. Say goodbye to throw-away plastics and start your plastic-free journey today!

CAN BAMBOO PRODUCTS BE RECYCLED?

Bambouri bamboo products are made from organic bamboo, which is 100% biodegradable. You can simply throw them away without worrying where they'll end up and what damage they may be doing to the environment. However, our top tip is to compost them in your gardens or simply put them into a recycling or compost bin

WHO IS BAMBOURI? 

We are an independent India based company driven to help end the damage that single-use plastic causes to our environment. We supply beautifully handcrafted bamboo products to businesses and individuals worldwide with a mission to counteract deforestation by planting as many trees as possible while supporting, educating and inspiring individuals and businesses to make the switch to reusable and sustainable alternatives.

Our values in Eco-sustainability ensure that our bamboo products are not only beautifully handcrafted , but are also ethically sourced at farms in rural Assam, where we have personally overseen the entire manufacturing process from start to finish. Bambouri.com is a platform promoting the talent, hard work, and dedication of the Assamese artisans worldwide.

WHY BAMBOO?

Bamboo is  fully sustainable, 100% biodegradable,  strong, naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and resistant to mould and mildew. It  grows more than 3 feet each day and also produces 30% more oxygen and absorbs more carbon dioxide than an equivalent area of trees. Moreover, bamboo  grows to full height in under five years and can be harvested easily.
      

CAN BAMBOO KITCHEN PRODUCTS ( STRAWS, CUTLERY, CUPS/MUGS/GLASSES ETC) GO IN THE DISHWASHER?

Yes, they are 100% dishwasher safe, but make sure to switch off the hot & dry function and dry them immediately. We also recommend using the cleaning brush provided from time to time to remove any trapped debris ( in case of bamboo straws and cutlery). We also suggest washing them with boiling water and vinegar, once a month.

HOW ARE BAMBOO STRAWS MADE?

The bamboo is cultivated by hand, then it is chopped and filed into the shape of a straw. We believe in zero waste which is why we use the entire bamboo stalk. It is then left to dry in the sun to achieve a well balanced color. Finally, the straws are pressure washed to remove any dirt residue.

HOW ARE BAMBOO BOTTLES MADE?  

Our bamboo bottles and are fully biodegradable, compostable, sustainable,nature-friendly, safe, and free from all chemicals. They are ethically cultivated and 100% handcrafted with pride by our expert artisans.  Each bottles takes around 6 hours to make, which involves a rigorous process of cutting,  boiling, drying, smoking, joining the separate parts, and finishing the bamboo, and can last over 18 months with proper care. Unlike the production processes of other bottles, our bamboo bottles involve Zero electricity and Zero emissions.

WHY BAMBOO BOTTLES/STRAWS INSTEAD OF OTHER ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS METAL OR GLASS STRAWS/BOTTLES?   

Metal straws and bottles can take up to 200 years to decompose, they are non-biodegradable or organic and they will eventually end up in the ocean or a landfill site. One the other hand, glass bottles/straws can take up to 4000 years to decompose, has very low recycling rate and has shorter lifespan as glass is fragile and breaks easily.. Paper straws are an alternative, but they aren't reusable and become wet after one use.

ARE BAMBOURI BAMBOO PRODUCTS ORGANIC?

Yes, bamboo is completely sustainable and biodegradable and our natural products  never come into contact with any artificial chemicals of any nature.

HOW LONG DO THE BAMBOO STRAWS LAST IF USED REGULARLY?

One bamboo straw can be washed hundreds of times and each pack includes twelve straws. We expect them to withstand many months of continuous use before the need to replace them. 

HOW LONG DO THE BAMBOO BOTTLES LAST IF USED REGULARLY?

Our bamboo bottles are durable, easy to maintain, and can last over 18 months with proper care.