Sunday, February 10, 2008
Eco-Friendly Tees: Part One - Bamboo
We all go through tees quite quickly, and with a lack of long lasting re-usable tees on the market maybe we should be looking at our options.
So why Bamboo?
First of all it's a member of the grass family, so I guess it's appropriate on the golf course. Its one of our planets fastest growing plants and requires very little inputs like water and fertilizer to produce a good yield. Bamboo is flexible and does not need to be treated with chemicals like many wood tees, and is fully biodegradable.
The problem with bamboo is that it's grown in Asia and then has to be shipped all the way to North America just so we can prop our balls up on it. The carbon footprint is huge and I'm not convinced that they are the most eco-option out there.
My search will continue, but in the mean time check out hackerhelper.ca for prices and availability.
In the future we will be looking at other materials such as biodegradable composites, recycled plastics, and tees made from materials grown in North America.