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   Bamboo and bamboo fibre
Bamboo is a type of wood that is especially eco-friendly since it is a natural resource that renews quickly. Bamboo regrows extremely fast, is naturally pest resistant (no pesticides needed), and requires less water to grow than other plants. Bamboo fibre is a versatile material suitable for making both drinking cups and fabrics and is quickly biodegradable.
Cork is harvested only from the bark of the cork tree, meaning that the tree itself is not felled for the production of cork products. The tree simply regrows its bark, making cork a material from a highly renewable resource. Cork is both recyclable and biodegradable, meaning there is no polluting waste.
Cotton is a natural and sustainable resource. After harvesting, most of the cotton plant is used, not just for the production of cotton, so there is little waste. On top of that, products made of cotton are biodegradable.
Wood is a renewable resource. It is one of the most environmentally friendly materials. While the trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Pine is the most sustainable as it is a fast growing tree. Wood is durable and gives the product a natural look.
  Wheat straw
Wheat straw is made of the leftover stalks after the wheat grains are harvested. When treated as waste, the stalks are burned, which leads to air pollution. When reclaimed, the stalks are an environmentally friendly material as they come from an extremely efficient, renewable resource in the food chain. Mixing wheat straw with plastic creates a sturdy material that requires far less plastic to make.
The outer stem and skin of the jute plant are used to make jute: a hard-wearing material that is recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. The jute plant is ready for harvest in as little as 4 to 6 months and has a high crop yield, making it a very efficient resource. It requires no pesticides or fertilization and even enhances soil fertility for future crops.

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