Our bamboo is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers and because it is a grass, it does not die when it is cut. Its roots stabilize eroding soils and hold twice as much water in the water table. Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees, and absorbs almost twice as much CO2. Our bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel or aluminum, a greater compressive strength than some concrete, and better strength to weight ratio than graphite. And even with such strength and durability, it is still a 100% compostable product.
Aluminum Requires mining of massive amounts of stone, extraction of aluminum from stone, melting, smelting, molding, blah blah blah.
Carbon fiber is basically a plastic/graphite fabric coated with epoxy (toxic glues), which requires much energy and cost to produce, and creates who-knows-what-kind of byproducts and waste.