SAN FRANCISCO – Smith & Fong, a manufacturer of architectural bamboo plywood and flooring in China under the label Plyboo, announced that it has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“This is the first non-wood FSC certification in history,” said Dan Smith, company founder and president. “I go to a lot of shows, and we compete with wood products that get FSC certification for being sustainable. Bamboo isn’t what the FSC does — but they came out to China and reviewed our practices and our forests. They’re grass forests, growing with no pesticides, no irrigation, no fertilizer, no machinery and no roads eroding the landscape. A bamboo forest is a machine of materials.”

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