Archive for October, 2012

  • Alternative Investments Explained: Why should I invest in bamboo?

    October 1st, 2012

    Alternative Investments Explained: from bamboo to carbon, we break down the alternative products vying for your investments and assess which are worth taking the plunge for.

    This week, bamboo goes under the microscope.

    What is bamboo? One of the more robust materials on the planet, this renewable forestry material is a useful resource for energy, food and even construction. Often referred to as the “Timber of the 21st Century”, bamboo even has a higher tensile strength than steel.

    Scaffolding, planes, bicycles, furniture, clothes… th…