Essex Supplies Christmas Opening and Closing Times for 2023/2024
Please see the below the Christmas opening and closing times for 2023 and 2024
Thank you for all your support in 2023 and we look forward to working with you into 2024
Wishing you all and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Sustainable Products “Why Bamboo?” Essex Supplies Full Range coming soon
Bamboo: A Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Plant for All Aspects of Living
When it comes to choosing natural materials for products and buildings that have a range of positive environmental benefits, there’s nothing quite like bamboo. This plant is a durable and natural sustainably sourced material that can be used for a variety of applications from flooring and walls in construction to towels, toothbrushes, and everything in between. Not only is bamboo exceptionally durable, but it’s also an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to many other materials available today. Bamboo grows extremely fast – so fast, that some species can grow as quickly as 1.5-inches per hour! Although this fast-growing plant is often used as a building material, it also has many other positive social and economic uses and impacts as well.
Bamboo is one of the most prolific growing plants on earth and can be found in the tropical and subtropical regions throughout Asia, Africa, America, and many other continents and countries across the globe. Because bamboo is such an easy plant to grow and harvest, it has helped to create a housing revolution in parts of the world where shelter is needed most. This rugged plant can be used to manufacture flooring, walls, scaffolding, and more. It’s light in weight, easily transported, and exceptionally flexible which makes it ideal for use in a variety of structures. All of these factors combine to make bamboo an integral part of modern living. Let’s take a closer look at the environmental and sustainable impacts of bamboo and other ways it can be used to make the products that people enjoy every single day.
The Environmental Impacts of Bamboo
If you’re looking for a material that’s in line with your eco-friendly lifestyle, bamboo is a top choice. This plant is a rapidly renewable resource, which means that it doesn’t suffer from issues like logging or deforestation, as many other plant species do. The term rapidly renewable resource simply means that it’s sustainable, fast-growing, and replenishes itself at a much faster rate than some other natural materials used in manufacturing and construction. Bamboo regrows and replaces itself quickly, reducing the demand for fast-depleting materials like lumber found in traditional forests and standard trees. For example, a bamboo plant can grow to full size in just under four months (or less), while most trees may take up to 30 years or more before they reach full size. It can be grown, harvested, and re-grown much more quickly than trees while helping to preserve our precious environment in the process.
In addition to its sustainability, bamboo actually absorbs twice as much carbon dioxide as trees. It acts as a “carbon sink,” meaning that bamboo forests (called groves) can help to absorb the environmental impacts of air pollution caused by greenhouse gases. This incredible plant also generates an impressive amount of oxygen, totaling approximately 30-percent more than most other species of plants and trees. Growing and harvesting bamboo contributes to biologic carbon sequestration, a process where plants safely store carbon dioxide to help offset the amount that goes into the atmosphere. Of course, the eco-friendly process of harvesting bamboo is what makes it a popular choice for many today. The plant is harvested in a safe, renewable, and sustainable manner that reduces deforestation and habitat destruction.
Facts About the Sustainability of Bamboo
Now that you know more about why bamboo is such an eco-friendly choice and why it’s good for the environment, let’s check out some fast facts regarding the sustainability aspects of this incredible plant.
It’s pest-resistant. Because bamboo is easy to grow and extremely tough, it rarely suffers from pest-related issues and diseases. These plants can be grown without the use of pesticides to keep them protected from harm. Bamboo plants grow quite easily, which means they can be farmed without the need for chemical fertilizers that can cause harm to the soil and water supply.
It saves water. Growing bamboo requires no irrigation, which saves water. It rarely needs to be replanted and grows so fast that it can be replenished and fully harvested in just three to five years.
It produces oxygen. A grove of bamboo produces between 30-35 percent more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees while sequestering (absorbing) carbon dioxide. It’s also carbon-neutral, helping offset the effects of climate change. Bamboo is a critical part of maintaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.
It prevents soil erosion. The roots of bamboo plants spread out underground to form a dense network that helps to work as an effective soil erosion inhibitor.
It grows in many environments. Bamboo grows in a wide range of environments across the globe, making it more easily accessible to people over larger areas without the need for excess transportation or manufacturing.
Lower environmental impact in processing. Turning bamboo into fiber for fabrics and other materials has a much lower environmental impact than other types of fibers, particularly synthetic fibers like polyester or rayon which require petroleum to make them. In fact, growing bamboo to make fabrics is better than cultivating cotton, which requires the use of pesticides, large volumes of water, and machinery to harvest.
Uses for bamboo
Here are some more benefits of bamboo and how this plant is used to make many of the items you use throughout the home. Swapping to bamboo versions of these common household items is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Toilet Paper. Bamboo toilet paper is soft, septic-safe, and biodegradable. It also requires fewer resources to make, which means it’s a more eco-friendly choice than traditional toilet paper.
Straws. Start using reusable bamboo instead of traditional plastic straws, and you’ll contribute to a greener world and reduce your household waste and carbon footprint.
Thanks to its incredible sustainability and many eco-friendly properties, it’s easy to see why bamboo is such important material. From construction building materials to towels and cutlery, this durable plant offers a wide range of applications for you to enjoy. Look for new ways you can make the switch, and incorporate bamboo into your life to make a positive environmental impact.
Essex Supplies is on the move
After 20 years at Unit 23 Parkside Centre, Essex Supplies are happy to announce we are moving to a larger premises around the corner – Unit 5 The Cordwainers. Please see the full new address below
New Business Address from 01/03/2023 ( All post is being diverted for an extended period of time )
Essex Supplies UK Ltd
Unit 5 The Cordwainers
Temple Farm Industrial Estate
Southend on Sea
All phone numbers stay the same
Office – 01702 600000
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Essex Supplies Update Feb 2022
I think we can all agree that the effect of COVID is reducing (which is great news) and we can be positive looking into the future. The past couple of years has been like a bad storm which has left people and businesses picking up the damages and cost that it’s left behind.
With the costs of running a business rising and pressure from suppliers regarding price increases, stock issues and extended lead times it’s a tough time for everyone.
We want to assure all our customer that we are working flat out to make sure that these issues don’t affect any future orders and the service and products provided are not affected.
Essex Supplies thanks you for your patience and understanding at this time and we will work hard to support you through these tough times.
Essex Supplies UK Ltd
V-Air Solid Why It’s Above the Rest When It Comes To Air Fresheners
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You’ll love them so please ask for a sample or price from our sales team.
Essex Supplies & Bio Productions Enzyme Based Cleaning Products For All Washroom Tasks
Bio Productions and Essex Supplies are loving the current buzz about Pro-Biotics, sustainability and Environmental Innovations because we got there first, more than 30 years ago.
Since 1986 we have dedicated ourselves to developing environmentally friendly enzyme-based cleaning and deodorising solutions.
We have always been passionate about creating cleaning products that pack a powerful punch when it comes to cleaning without the nasty environmental impact you might expect.
There’s no need to search far and wide for your ticket to the modern pro-biotic revolution.
Bio-Productions are industry leaders… and we’ve been on your doorstep in the UK for more than three decades.
As the education & hospitality sectors look towards re-opening, now is the time to wave goodbye to smelly washrooms and hello to environmentally sympathetic solutions.
Get started today with our Blu-Away Biological Washroom range. The cleaner and the bio blocks used alone or together are powerful products that will leave urinals, troughs, washroom walls, floors and tiles free flowing clean and odour free. We are UK innovators of pro-biotic washroom cleaners and urinal blocks designed and manufactured by us at our Sussex based plant for over two decades.
Guaranteed service and quality certified to the latest ISO 14001:2015 and 9001:2015 standards. An accredited manufacturer and member of the CHSA www.chsa.co.uk and are proud recipients of awards for Environmental Best Practice and member of UK based The Green Organisation www.thegreenorganisation.info , their quality products speak for themselves and that is why our customers keep coming back. Call us to discuss how Essex Supplies and Bio Production products can elevate your washroom with simple sustainable solutions and proven results.
The award winning original Biological Urinal Blocks and Blu-Away Biological Washroom Cleaner. A complete washroom solution for your urinals and contaminated floors.
• Water Saving
• Eradicates Odours
• Prevents Blockages
• Green Apple Award Winner