Save the environment, type on a bamboo keyboard

By Mark O’Neill

Are you an environmentally-friendly geek? Then how about discarding your plastic keyboard and having a bamboo one instead?

Judging from a quick Google search, it seems that the concept of the bamboo keyboard came first from Japan, and now, it is gradually making it way across the rest of the world for a very reasonable $60, mouse included.

Just don’t show it to your panda neighbours when they come round to visit.

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26 Responses to Save the environment, type on a bamboo keyboard

    • Well I’m not saying using bamboo is going to single-handedly save the world overnight but you’ve got to admit that bamboo is more environmentally-friendly than plastic. Bamboo is a plant that can be re-grown.

      But look at the Wikipedia entry for plastic which lists one of its environmental threats as “the release of toxic pollutants”

  1. So, to be environmentally friendly we should first discard our existing (presumably, non-recyclable) keyboards?

    Wouldn’t it just be better to hold on to your keyboard so it doesn’t end up in landfill?

    Maybe a bamboo one would be good if you actually needed a new keyboard, but not as a replacement for a working one.

    • Well I'm not saying using bamboo is going to single-handedly save the world overnight but you've got to admit that bamboo is more environmentally-friendly than plastic. Bamboo is a plant that can be re-grown.

      But look at the Wikipedia entry for plastic which lists one of its environmental threats as "the release of toxic pollutants"

  2. Looks kinda cool, all feng shui and stuff. And it just so happens I need a new keyboard. I think I’ll go buy a nice bamboo one.

  3. So, to be environmentally friendly we should first discard our existing (presumably, non-recyclable) keyboards?

    Wouldn't it just be better to hold on to your keyboard so it doesn't end up in landfill?

    Maybe a bamboo one would be good if you actually needed a new keyboard, but not as a replacement for a working one.

  4. Looks kinda cool, all feng shui and stuff. And it just so happens I need a new keyboard. I think I'll go buy a nice bamboo one.

  5. The design is good, although in my personal opinion, i doubt the sturdiness of the product because it is made out of bamboo. FYI bamboo quality is lessen if being harvest less than 5 years.

  6. The design is good, although in my personal opinion, i doubt the sturdiness of the product because it is made out of bamboo. FYI bamboo quality is lessen if being harvest less than 5 years.

  7. this is about a year late, but panda’s are on the endangered list, and you want to put their biggest food source into computer parts? This is not environmentally friendly, especially if the bamboo is harvested from the same areas panda’s inhabit.

  8. this is about a year late, but panda's are on the endangered list, and you want to put their biggest food source into computer parts? This is not environmentally friendly, especially if the bamboo is harvested from the same areas panda's inhabit.

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