As a fast-growing grass that requires significantly less land and water, Bamboo can absorb 5X more CO2 and release up to 35% more oxygen than a tree. With the ability to be harvested after only 4-5 years and re-grown easily, bamboo is considered one of the more sustainable materials of the 21st century. Ethiopia has the largest area of bamboo in Africa with over 1 million hectares of land covered with bamboo.
By producing sustainable wheelchairs out of bamboo, Bamboo Things can achieve 3 pillars of impact:
Reduce carbon footprint and the number of toxins released into the atmosphere.
Improve the livelihoods of individuals and communities because the material is widely available and affordable.
Create local jobs and strengthens the Ethiopian economy.