Those searching for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic keyboards look no further.

Keyboards made entirely out of bamboo were first developed by Jiangqiao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co. located in China. Other companies had been making keyboards with bamboo frames, but Jiangqiao was the first to use bamboo for everything, including the buttons. The company is also working on and optical mouse made out of bamboo.

Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse

Jiangqiao originated as a flooring manufacturer, so much of the bamboo used in the keyboards is leftover scrap from bamboo floorboard manufacturing, making them even more environmentally friendly. Bamboo keyboards are just as durable as their plastic counterparts.