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The paper presents the argument that a number of bamboo products, particularly those processed and manufactured for use in constructing houses and household items, primarily qualify as being eco-friendly. The paper reviews the literature and includes both a PEST and a SWOT analysis to investigate factors contributing to the bamboo industry. Ultimately, the paper finds that bamboo products used in construction, despite a number of inherent concerns, may be considered eco-friendly. The paper includes tables and color photographs.
From the Paper:"Due the distinct perception of bamboo being a renewable and eco-friendly resource material, it depicts one of the increasingly prevalent, natural resources individuals choose to substitute to produce various products. Consumer product demands currently lean toward the organic movement. Ann Whitman, The National Gardening Association, and Suzanne DeJohn (2009) explain in Organic Gardening for Dummies - For dummies, that the organic movement advocates natural farming methods, while it eschews "the 'chemical' way of doing things, believing that it disrupts the natural ecological order, creating an escalating cycle of dependency on stronger and newer chemicals (p. 27). "Going Green," which means "to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations," according to Going Green Web Guide (2009), is becoming the universal term that to reference the quality of life style an individual who choosing to live a more environmentally and ecologically responsible lifestyle. The organic and "Going Green" movements, along with others, define the fuel driving the purchasing power of the consumers; for what they currently perceive as being eco-good. Consequently, marking a product as it eco-friendly qualifies it as the hot item to have or buy."
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The Bamboo Industry and the Environment (2012, April 30) Retrieved January 23, 2017, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/the-bamboo-industry-and-the-environment-150901/
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