In the coming years, Nigeria will become the largest economy in Africa. With development comes the expansion of infrastructure. Currently, wood and steel are the most widely used materials in Nigerian production. However, this may soon need to change.
The environment in Nigeria is immensely vulnerable to an array of natural disasters. Constant damage from natural disasters often leaves the framework of property worn and damaged through repetitive abuse. I left unchecked, the damage may be too costly and too late to repair. Eventually, the infrastructures that are built with steel and wood will collapse. The problem with steel and wood is that these materials are not suited for the various conditions found in Nigeria.
But what if there was a material that is better suited for the Nigerian environment? Perhaps this supposed substitution could solve the durability issue Nigerian infrastructure will face in the future, while also being an eco-friendly material. Well as it turns out, such material exists and has been utilized by humans since the rise of civilization.
However to us at Oxygenate, the real value of bamboo comes from its important role in the environment. The role bamboo plays in sustainability cannot be overlooked. Bamboo can be used to replace a variety of harmful materials such as plastic. As you know, there has been a shift in the dental industry when it comes to producing toothbrushes. Bamboo is growing in popularity in terms of the material that is favoured amongst a growing number of people. Although it has not reached its peak, bamboo toothbrushes are still quite popular. The deforestation rate has also been reduced due to the shift away from timber consumption. Bamboo is also credited in reducing 35% of CO2 in the climate. In addition to this, bamboo also supplies more Oxygen into the environment.