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Dovetail Revisits “Bamboo” Sustainability Claims


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