On the surface, bamboo sounds 'green' ...a rapidly growing grass that can be transformed into attractive, strong and in many cases recyclable products.
A large percentage of bamboo originates in China, and many of the products (particularly flooring) require significant, complex and energy heavy processing, as well a long distance transportation. In addition, the agricultural processes involved in growing and harvesting this bamboo are not well known. Are native forests/ecosystems being destroyed to plant more bamboo?.
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