Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing, renewable resources in the world. With comparable properties, it is an ideal alternative to tropical hardwoods.
Bamboo promotes sustainable forestry. Unlike hardwood trees, the plant does not die after harvesting. The harvesting of mature plants actually increases the yield and quality of the plantation.
Bamboo products also score very high on durability factors (hardness, density, stability, etc.) At the end of its life cycle, bamboo is easily recycled and used as a resource to make chipboard. It can also be burnt in a biomass energy plant to create green electricity (reducing fossil fuel consumption!).