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Compensate your CO2 with
BAMBOO CREDITS

FOR MAN AND PLANET
With Bamboo Credits you not only compensate your CO2. You also support the local population and the conservation of flora and fauna! No one can escape it, everyone causes CO2 emissions. If you want to make a difference, you have to compensate for CO2.

Compensate my co2

Compensate with bamboo credits

CO2 compensation is usually expressed in credits. 
With a credit you buy a piece of CO2 reduction. 

With Bamboo Credits, you buy CO2 compensation per m2 , and that m2 represents 105.5 kg of CO2 reduction. So you always have free choice about how much CO2 you want to compensate. 

We grow bamboo on the square metre. In this way, you offset your CO2 emissions. In addition, you contribute to positive living conditions for the local population and the flora and fauna of the area.
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planted so far

compensating with bamboo

Can I offset my CO2?
If you want to make a conscious difference, it is good to look at CO2 compensation. CO2 compensation can be about preserving a (piece of) forest. You can also offset your CO2 by participating in a tree planting project.

In both cases, you ensure nature conservation, and because you reduce CO2, that compensates for the CO2 you emit yourself. At Bamboo Import Europe you can also compensate your CO2, but with bamboo instead of trees.
But also with a forest. In this case, a bamboo forest.

CO2 Plantation Colombia
*In 5 years there will be a bamboo forest here.
CO2 compensation with bamboo
The use of bamboo greatly reduces the greenhouse effect and climate change.
This is due to the high growth rate and photosynthesis. 

With photosynthesis, bamboo extracts CO2 from the air and releases oxygen. Bamboo therefore produces about 40% more oxygen than wood and absorbs up to 35% more CO2 than wood. This makes bamboo better for CO2 compensation than wood.
Why Bamboo Credits?
In countries around the equator, it is often difficult to get a good income. This is often obtainable for local farmers by cooperating in the deforestation to obtain (hard) wood. Unfortunately, most of the rainforest that is cut down is not replanted afterwards.

Many tropical rainforests are being replaced by commercial crops, such as soya and palm oil. The forests are therefore being lost. This is also bad for biodiversity and destroys the local flora and fauna. By planting bamboo, we can prevent deforestation and give local farmers an income.


Bamboo for the flora & fauna
We work closely with local farmers. Offsetting CO2 emissions in this way is better for the flora, fauna and the local population of the area. The farmers get a sustainable source of income and bamboo is an important part of many biodiverse ecosystems. There are several animals worldwide that use bamboo for food and shelter. A well-known example is the giant panda (from China), but also the red panda (China), mountain gorilla (Uganda), half lemurs (Madagascar), balemeen cat (Ethiopia) and rust wrens (South America). Besides these animals, there are many other animals that benefit from bamboo. Planting bamboo can quickly provide the right conditions for these species.


Sustainability of wood versus bamboo
There are 1,500 different species of bamboo, 50 of which are suitable for use as a structural building material. Bamboo is a grass (the Gramineae) and can grow to a height of 30 metres within six months. Bamboo has a turnaround time to full growth of only seven years, whereas this is 30 years or more for wood species. Bamboo has hardwood properties, but grows much faster than hardwood. In addition, bamboo produces about 40% more oxygen than trees.

From bamboo forests, only the mature bamboo stems are harvested. The remaining stems are given time to grow until they are also mature. When harvesting, the new growth is taken into account. Bamboo therefore does not need to be replanted. Actually, cutting bamboo is comparable to mowing the lawn. The wrestling system is the most important one and by cutting it down, the young bamboo shoots receive the necessary sunlight to grow. Furthermore, bamboo itself dies after 9 to 13 years. By cutting down the bamboo, we prevent the bamboo from dying and releasing the CO2. By cutting down the bamboo we actually store the CO2 for a longer period of time and we can therefore compensate for extra CO2.

Bamboo for soil improvement
Bamboo regulates the levels of rivers and streams and needs little watering to grow. In fact, bamboo stores water in its trunk in various compartments. Bamboo is also very suitable for combating soil degradation. Not only to reduce landslides and erosion, but bamboo can also grow on soil that contains metals. This is where Moso bamboo is the best. Moso can grow in areas where there is a lot of soil pollution. The purifying effect of the bamboo roots will eventually restore the soil.


CO2 compensation with bamboo

1m²

With this contribution we will plant 1m2 of bamboo and you will compensate 105,5 kilo CO2.
€5
one-off
OFFSET 105KG CO2

Compensate 1 month!

Compensate the entire emission of your monthly activities and plant 7m2 of bamboo. 
*Average Western European
€35
one-off 7m²
OFFSET ONE MONTH'S EMISSIONS

10m²

With this contribution we plant 10m2 of bamboo and you offset 1055 kilo CO2.
€50
one-off
OFFSET 1055KG CO2

CO2 calculator

Calculate the CO2 compensation
In the table below you can calculate how to compensate your CO2 emission with the bamboo. With the different calculations you can see how many m2 of Bamboo Credits you need to buy in order to compensate your desired CO2!
OPEN THE CALCULATOR

why compensate with bamboo credits

With Bamboo Credits you help us to plant bamboo in areas with high deforestation rates. We give farmers a fair price for doing this, so no other environmentally damaging crops are planted here. We have recently prepared the first hectare of land, it is even possible to visit this location.

Curious about the figures? On the right you will find the report drawn up by Greenhouse, containing the calculations of compensation. In the coming period we will facilitate this in several places in the world. In this way, together with you, we can make the world a little cleaner and better.

DOWNLOAD THE LCA REPORT

Here you can also download the report on the basis of which we calculated the CO2 reduction. You can also view the certificate of our planting in Colombia here.
DOWNLOAD REPORT

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