Bamboo is a perfect example of a green product - sustainable, environmental friendly and as hard as German oak. Due to its extremely rapid growth of only 5 years, it binds huge amounts of carbon dioxide and producing more oxygen than most other plants. There are also amazing material properties:
Bamboo combines extreme hardness and high compressive and tensile strength with high elasticity and low weight. The high silicate content of the outer layers of bamboo ensures that the pipes are flame resistant. “ (Ref.: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/technik-motor/umwelt-technik/bauen-mit-bambus-aussen-hart-innen-hohl-und-dabei-hoechst-flexibel-1306694.html)
Essential for the sustainable usage is the manufacturing process.
Vital-Office uses oiled solid wood tops that can be easily repaired if scratched during use. The thickness of the solid wood makes it easy for everyone to sand away scratches and re oil the surface.In comparison, veneered panels have only a thin veneer of 0.5mm and are usually protected by lacquer (similar to a plastic coating). Scratches and damages are logically not removable and the product is disposed more quickly.