Jute

CLS in joint partnership with Hounslow chamber of commerce, the Bangladesh High Commission in London and local businesses in order to support the replacement of plastic products with Jute.

Introducing Jute

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used. The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as BangladeshChina and India.

The application of jute is also a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of re-usability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays. Jute fibers are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp, and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

Application areas extend but not limited to:

Roof & Slopping Roofs 

Exterior & Interior walls

Floor & Ceilings

Thermal Hemp Jute Insulation

 

Today jute is considered one of the best substances for making reusable grocery bags. In addition to jute bags being sturdier, greener, and longer lasting, the jute plant offers many ecological benefits beyond better grocery bags. It can be grown in abundance without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, and it requires less land to cultivate, which means that growing jute preserves more natural habitats and wilderness for other species to flourish.

Best of all, jute absorbs huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and when combined with reduced deforestation it may help reduce or reverse global warming. Studies have indeed shown that, one hectare of jute plants can absorb up to 15 tons of carbon dioxide and release 11 tons of oxygen during the jute growing season (about 100 days), which is very good for our environment and planet.