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What is Bamboo Charcoal and What Does It Do?

Also known as Activated Charcoal, Bamboo charcoal is made up of pieces of the rapidly growing moso bamboo, Phyllostachys edulis, plant. As the moso bamboo matures, millions of tiny holes or pores form in the stalks.

These tiny holes increase the surface area of the bamboo. As a result a single gram (.035 ounces) of bamboo charcoal has as much as 600 square meters (718 square yards) of surface area.

When the bamboo reaches the age of five, it is harvested and cut into pieces. These pieces undergo a firing process at temperatures of 1800 degrees Fahrenheit to create the bamboo charcoal.

Bamboo has become popular with environmentally conscious consumers because it is one of the most sustainable resources available. When harvested responsibly, bamboo can renew itself for generations without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

While activated wood charcoal has similar properties, activated bamboo charcoal is four times more porous than regular wood charcoal, which greatly increases its effectiveness to eliminate impurities and neutralize odors.

Bamboo charcoal is an environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible ingredient. It is 100% natural and safe to use around pets and children.

 

Does Bamboo Charcoal really purify the air?

Bamboo charcoal is odorless and highly-absorptive.  It has been scientifically proven to be the world's best natural air purifier.  Packaged in a linen bag, bamboo charcoal bags work to absorb unpleasant odors, remove bacteria, harmful pollutants, allergens and dehumidify the air.

 

I don't think my bags are working.  What should I do?

Sometimes, if the odour is particularly strong (e.g. kitty litter tray), we recommend placing 2 bags near the source.  Also, make sure you have placed the bags in the sun for at least an hour on each side before use.  If you feel the bags are still not working after 72 hours, please contact us to discuss replacement or refund options.

 

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