When selecting a trash container to manage the waste you collect outside your home each week, picking one made from the right materials is an important piece of the puzzle. The same goes for your package lock box.
If you pick a container that has all the features you desire—but isn’t built to last—you may find yourself shopping for another one in short order. At CITIBIN, we take care to consider every element of our containers, especially the materials they are constructed with. We are proud to use recycled bamboo composite (60% bamboo, 40% recycled plastic) as our material of choice for all of our storage containers. This is a highly sustainable, durable material that is well worth the investment. Learn more about the benefits of bamboo composite below, and consider CITIBIN and PARCELBIN for your waste storage and package delivery needs.
CITIBIN and PARCELBIN are made with a recycled bamboo composite (60% bamboo, 40% recycled plastic) for high durability and sustainability.
Here are just some of the benefits of bamboo as a building material:
Let’s take a closer look at what makes bamboo such a great material!
The first point we would like to make regarding the use of bamboo storage bins is the incredible durability of this material. One of the many benefits of bamboo composite as an outdoor material is the way it holds up to the conditions. This is an important aspect to consider knowing that your trash bins and package lock boxes will most likely be outdoors 24/7 and exposed to the elements.
At CITIBIN, we always try to be mindful of waste. One of the easiest ways to create excessive waste is to buy and use products that don’t last very long. Tossing those old products away and replacing them with new ones is a waste. By intentionally selecting quality products you expect to last for years to come, you can avoid the need to repurchase later on. This saves you money in the long run and benefits the environment as well.
You can invest in a quality bamboo trash bin, knowing you’ll be receiving something that is built to endure tough weather for many seasons ahead. When you consider the durability and the sustainable nature of this product, you have a combination that is easy to support.
One of the biggest issues to consider in the context of sustainability is the matter of how long it will take a resource to replenish itself after it has been harvested. With most species of trees, the answer is a long time. Big evergreen trees take decades to develop, and while their wood is quite useful, that long time span of growth means areas that are harvested will sit bare for years. Fortunately, the story is a bit different with bamboo, which is why it is such a great choice for sustainable building.
If you only know one thing about bamboo, know this—it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Depending on the conditions, bamboo can actually grow multiple feet in the same day, which is something that most plants are simply not capable of accomplishing. Needless to say, this means that bamboo that is harvested for use as building material can grow back quickly. Cutting down bamboo to make various products is far easier to accept from a sustainability standpoint, given that it won’t take long at all for that bamboo to grow back.
In addition to this rapid growth rate, one other aspect of bamboo which is beneficial to the environment is its ability to produce oxygen. Part of the problem with cutting down trees to harvest wood for building is that those trees are helping to produce oxygen while they are alive. With bamboo, not only do you get a plant that is able to grow extremely fast, but you also have one that captures significant CO2 and puts out a high level of oxygen. It’s a win-win all the way around.
Since bamboo is technically a grass, some people believe that it is too weak to serve as a reliable building material for projects meant to last over the long run. This is simply not the case. When the right species is used, bamboo offers tremendous strength and can be suitable for many building tasks. Did you know that bamboo has higher tensile strength than steel??? In fact, in some parts of the world, bamboo has been in use constructing buildings for thousands of years.
Every element of CITIBIN was chosen for its durability. Our bins feature long-lasting bamboo composite siding that is typically used in decking, a marine-grade aluminum enclosure and stainless-steel hardware that won't rust. That's why we offer a 5-year warranty.
Whether you are looking for a trash bin or a package lock box, we are ready to serve you. With CITIBIN, we offer a durable and attractive trash container that can help you organize your waste easily before pickup day arrives. PARCELBIN is a high-quality package lock box designed to keep your deliveries safe and secure. With quality, sustainable materials and a deep attention to detail that goes into every unit, you are sure to love our products.