Setting up in Cambodia
By: Sharina Mutreja 4680260
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There are about 1,000 species of bamboo that can be found in diverse climates and are generally found in Northeast to South and Southeast Asia, parts of Australia, parts of Africa and Southeast of the USA. Established bamboo can grow to reach its full height in a single season which makes it the fastest growing woody plant. Bamboo forms a hard wood which is light and quite tough making it useful for things such as houses, fences, furniture, chopsticks and several other products. More recently, companies are trying to increase the use of bamboo flooring which is made from bamboo pieces that are steamed, flattened, glued together, finished and then cut. The popularity of bamboo has been increasing for several reasons. Since it is a renewable resource, it is kinder to the environment and the growing trend for people to be more eco-friendly means they are looking for alternative sources of wood. Bamboo also has the Asian appeal which makes it a stylish product to use. It matures in three to four years, regenerates itself and requires minimal fertilization and pesticides. It's tensile strength is 29,000 per square inch compared to 23,000 per square inch for steel. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth and offers 25 times the yield of hardwood. It is much more sustainable and renewable. Bamboo can be harvested without killing the plant and replenished with virtually no impact to the environment. Bamboo is such a hard plant that it requires no pesticides or fertilizer and is harder than red oak and Borth American Maple.
At the moment, the largest manufacturer and exporter for bamboo products is China which has over 500 species of bamboo and was the first to recognize and capture the opportunity. While Asia contributes about 95% of the world's bamboo export, Cambodia... [continues]
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