There is no way that bamboo flooring and furniture that is made up of resins and glues, highly processes, and then shipped by rail, truck, and cargo ship 5000 miles is more environmentally sustainable that American softwood. This is another scam!
It isn't a negative impact if the user wants a bamboo floor. If fact if it helps support some poorer worker with wages commiserate for their country or area, why would the egocentric GSA think it bad socially! So it can't be recycled! Big deal. Who knows, maybe ground bamboo will blend with newspapers to make a great cat litter. This is kinda like calling CO2 a pollutant or defining it as hazardous. Dumb and way too much of an extreme environmental excess!