Media Coverage

Made From Food Waste, publication April, 2015


Portland, OR Bambu announced today, the company's sustainably designed products are featured in a recently released global publication, Made from Food Waste, developed by MATREC (Sustainable Materials and Trends) in Italy. It is an international publication produced to highlight advances in eco-design and eco-innovation, due to the EXPO Milano 2015, whose theme is "feeding the planet, energy for life."  MATREC  has developed this international publication to expose design products and materials made from food waste.

Bambu is a featured brand in the publication, with a focus on bambu's reclaimed Coconut Bowls. These coconut shells were reclaimed from a manufacturer in Vietnam who harvests the coconut for its meat. Rather than burn the shells, we created a program to buy them back, and put them through the same process as our lacquerware. The result is an organic shaped, bowl from nature, and suitable for snacks and foods. 


The complete publication is available for download here.
With roots in Portland, Oregon, since 2003 Bambu has designed, developed and manufactured handcrafted, modern home products made from renewable materials such as bamboo, hemp, cork, coconut and soy. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, China, where it produces more than 150 different products in its own production workshop and partnering facilities, all of which are located close to their raw-materials sources. In 2013 Bambu opened a North American sales and customer service office in Portland. Its products are sold in more than a dozen countries through diverse retail distribution partnerships in the gift, kitchen, gourmet, grocery and hospitality market segments. The company is a member of Green America and its Green Business Network, and manufactures using organic sources certified by IMO Switzerland. A selection of Bambu’s products is USDA Biobased-certified.