Sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a worldwide effort to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet and ensure that all current and future earthlings can enjoy peace, prosperity and a clean enviroment by 2030.
BambooLogic contributes to 8 of these United Nations initiatives
SDG 2 – Zero Hunger
Bamboo shoots are nutritious and popular in Europe.
The edible shoots are a welcome byproduct and, in terms of revenue, a large segment of bamboo products in Europe for years.
In addition, new shoots must be harvested as part of field management and create the best growth conditions for the plant.
SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth
At BambooLogic, we believe that bamboo fields and any associated companies from production to sale, can revive the agricultural sector and become the foundation for a bamboo processing industry and related research and development.
We focus on regions in Europe with difficult agricultural conditions, such as degraded land, where jobs in agriculture can boost the region and young people return to the region.
SDG 9 – Industrial innovation and infrastructure
BambooLogic pursues a business model that focuses on circularity, inclusivity, and innovation.
In addition to the known basic applications of bamboo, the fibres and wood are ideal alternatives to (tropical) hardwood and high-tech composite materials.
BambooLogic collaborates with universities, research centres, and innovative companies, and therefore, creates a continuous research environment for bamboo innovations.
SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities
In many places in Asia, bamboo is already accepted as a sustainable material for urban development.
Bamboo, from construction posts to sewer pipes, scaffolding, and composite materials, is used in many ways to make urban communities more sustainable and fits perfectly in a circular economy model.
Bamboo as a plant in and around cities is also a good idea to absorb more carbon and produce more oxygen, than traditional crops or trees. In addition, bamboo is a good soil regenerator and remedy for soil erosion.
SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production
Bamboo is a particularly efficient crop.
This zero-waste crop only needs to be planted once in 80 to 100 years and does not consume copious amounts of water.
After several years, bamboo develops its own water management system and retains the water in the soil; an important element in its capacity for soil regeneration.
At BambooLogic, we try to keep our energy consumption as low as possible throughout the entire process by using solar panel installations and minimising our transport footprint. Processing is done in the most sustainable possible way.
A sustainable bamboo industry is a profitable venture with a minimum negative and even positive effect on the environment.
SDG 13 – Climate action
Because bamboo is a type of grass, it grows extremely fast.
This makes bamboo, like other grasses, perfect for carbon storage.
Bamboo also absorbs a lot more carbon than traditional trees, and produces substantially more oxygen.
When carbon is stored in sustainable bamboo products and the carbon emission eliminated by ‘product replacement’ is taken into account, bamboo proves to be a true CO2-absorbing champion.
When bamboo is cultivated in Europe for the European market, heavy CO2 transports from Asia, Africa, or South America are also avoided.
SDG 15 – Life on land
Bamboo grows perfectly on eroded or degraded land.
The root system helps to gradually make the soil fertile again.
After some time, a bamboo field creates its own ecosystem and water management system; the elements needed to attract a variety of animals and insects.
We do not consider well-managed bamboo fields to be invasive because bamboo rarely produces seeds and the “running” roots, which is only a problem in half of the bamboo species, can be controlled relatively easily.
Bamboo also thrives very well among other crops. Above all, bamboo is a very useful plant for bending the climate curve, since it absorbs much more CO2 than trees and produces a lot more oxygen.
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals
BambooLogic firmly believes that the sustainable bamboo industry in Europe can revive the agricultural sector in Europe.
Bamboo in Europe is a logical choice because Europe is currently the largest export market for bamboo products.
However, there is a lot of work to be done to convince people, companies, and governments of the added value of bamboo for Europe.
Only with cross-border and multi-sector involvement and the necessary financial support, bamboo can become a new agricultural segment in Europe.
At BambooLogic, we invest in joint ventures and research collaborations.
We are open to companies that want to do research or implement bamboo as an alternative raw material together with us.
The appetite to embrace bamboo in the business sector is significant.