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A Little Bit About Us

Caribamboo will be the first Bamboo Market Pulp Mill globally. The Project Team includes renowned executives in the field of pulp and paper engineering, manufacturing and marketing supported by local Jamaican businessmen.

The concept is to farm bamboo on a large scale at a site in Jamaica, harvest on a managed and progressive basis and then process on the same site in a world scale pulp mill using state of the art technology.

The bamboo pulp will be sold to multi-national corporations that produce consumer tissue merchandise. Currently members of the project are in positive discussions with renowned Global Partners.

The project is at a progressive stage at this time, as we work up to our formal launch by the end of 2018. Upon the projects launch, a detailed scope will be presented together with a timescale of the mill’s construction and further development.

WHY BAMBOO?

Caribamboo has a vision of helping to create thriving rural communities. Bamboo, the miracle plant, is an extraordinary renewable resource that has a unique potential in fighting poverty and making development sustainable. It grows locally in some of the world’s poorest communities in the tropics and subtropics, and is a highly versatile material. Bamboo can produce a vast range of sustainable goods, employment opportunities and ecosystem services. Our world needs alternative non-wood fibres to survive. At Caribamboo, we believe that if we can harness the potential of bamboo, the planet will be closer to achieving its sustainable development goals.

WHY BAMBOO PULP?

A strong international demand for the replacement of traditional tree-based fibres has produced a growing need for the creation of a bamboo sector within wood-based product industries. Bamboo is classified as a grass and for paper pulping purposes it is considered an annual plant. The physical and chemical characteristics of bamboo fibres allows for them to be used for a much wider variety of tissue and paper products than most other grass pulps. Other than bamboo, non-wood fibres sources including straw, bagasse and kenaf are not suitable for tissue due to their fibre morphology. Only bamboo satisfies the requirements for tensile and softness. Furthermore, its tissue technical properties are similar to paper grades made from softwood. Pulping conditions are also very similar to eucalyptus. Hence, bamboo is an excellent alternative to hardwood pulp.

WHY JAMAICA?

Jamaica is derived from the original Taino word Xaymaca, meaning “land of wood and water”. The country’s river-formed alluvial plains, flat land and fertile soils allow for easy cultivation. Jamaica has a long tradition of farming and agricultural production is an important contributor to the country’s economy and employment. Consequently, the country has a strong infrastructure to support its production. Sugar, which has been produced in Jamaica for centuries, is currently the nation’s dominant agricultural export, but it is a struggling sector and local growers desire to switch out of sugar cane. The time has come for a new generation in farming, to revitalise rural communities and to make use of the idle sugar lands left barren.  

Recent News

Here are a few of our most recent blog posts and news releases giving you an insight to the world of Caribamboo.

Why Restoring Land is Crucial to the Planet

Soil and land are a basic natural resource that provide billions of individuals around the…

Why a Bamboo Straw is the Perfect Eco-Warrior

About 1 billion plastic straws are used worldwide every day. Corporations and governments all over…

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Why Bamboo Is the Perfect Alternative to Plastic

Why are we saying goodbye to plastic straws, single-use plastic and other unsustainable materials? Not…

3 Utopian and Unique Values of Bamboo

Our world needs alternative fibres to survive, which means companies and governments need to invest…

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