Bamboo is a carbon-reducing material which can absorb as much as 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year. It produces more than 35% more oxygen than other trees. Some other impressive aspects of bamboo are1. It is grown without pesticides or chemical fertilisers2. It requires no irrigation3. It grows rapidly and can be harvested in 3-5 yearsOverall, it is one of most sustainable and versatile materials available.