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Dovetail Revisits “Bamboo” Sustainability Claims

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Dovetail Partners has updated its 2005 report questioning claims implicit in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED building standard about the supposedly favorable environmental impacts of using bamboo-derived products as substitutes for forest-based building materials such as hardwood flooring. Dovetail finds that the sustainability claims lodged for such products, although toned down, still don’t fit the facts. “Currently, environmental claims are a bit more restrained than in 2005, but misinformation continues to be disseminated via a number of sources.” Download the 18-page Bamboo Products and their Environmental Impacts: Revisited at http://dovetailinc.org/files/DovetailBamboo0314.pdf