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What is Green Tones
Eco-friendly homeware, typically offered in bright and bold colours. Much of the range is moulded in Bamboo Fibre, a recycled composite. Other materials include wood fibre. The range has been developed over ten years.
More information on our Bamboo Fibre Products (See below for Wood Fibre)
Bamboo fibre mostly comprises powder ground out of either end of life bamboo products - such as chopsticks, placemats, decking and scaffolding - or the offcuts from their production. This powder is mixed with organic corn starch, a small amount of resin (melamine) for binding and food grade dyes.
Composition of Bamboo Fibre
Bamboo Fibre is made up of several ingredients. Whilst the exact balance can vary according to the item being produced, a typical batch of Bamboo Fibre comprises:
70% Bamboo powder
20% Melamine Resin
Bamboo Fibre is BPA free.
Melamine Resin in Bamboo Fibre
Melamine resin is typically used to bind bamboo fibre composites. It is a polymer of the organic compound melamine and naturally occurring formaldehyde. Progress has been made on alternative resins, but costs remain prohibitive. All reasonably priced Bamboo Fibre products contain melamine resin.
More information on our Wood Fibre products
We have recently added wood fibre products to our range. This mostly comprises fibres and organic pulp and is free from artificial binders and glues. 100% biodegradable. Wood fibre pots can be transplanted whole to protect more delicate roots, but are not reusable.