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End-Grain Bamboo

What it is: Chopping blocks made of slender rectangles of end-grain bamboo glued into panels (usually 1.5 inches thick). Available in natural or brown.

What makes it green: Bamboo is a great substitute for wood because its fast growth makes it more renewable. Low-off-gassing glues don’t harm indoor air quality. Can be cut with standard woodworking tools.

Cost: Midrange cost compared with natural or manufactured stone products. Starting around $22 per square foot.

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