Timber, Veneer and the Environment
Timber products have many environmental advantages:
- Carbon storage within timber - because the growing of wood absorbs carbon-dioxide, which then is "locked-up" throughout the whole life of the timber product - for instance in furniture, joinery, wall panels and flooring.
- Land use and biodiversity - Native forests, including those sustainably grown for timber production, are a natural ecosystem and have a high biodiversity compared to most other land uses. Plantations also support biodiversity.
- Timber is a renewable resource.
- A considerable number of veneer species and types are now available independently certified to have come from sustainable and well-managed forests. Certified veneer and timber are unique because they are one of the few building products where raw materials can be proven to have come from a sustainably managed source, because of the secure Chain of Custody system.
- Veneer is one of the most environmentally efficient and economical ways to use beautiful timbers because one cubic metre of timber can cover more than 1,000 m2 of panel surface.
- Learn more about the environmental advantages of wood at www.naturallybetter.com.au