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 most concrete, and better strength to weight ratio than graphite. And even with such strength and durability, it is still a 100% compostable product.
Bamboo is proven to regrow more than a million times faster than aluminum! Not only that, but aluminum requires mining of massive amounts of stone, extraction of aluminum from stone, melting, smelting, molding, blah blah blah. This all requires a lot of energy, not to mention the toxic paints used to decorate the lifeless metal.
Carbon fiber is basically a 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.