Monday, 12 November 2007

Deforestation and certification

This video from Greenpeace has a forceful message. It asks the question:

"Why destroy ancient forests for wood and paper, when it can all come from responsibly logged timber?"

Why indeed.

Well one reason this happens is that many people don't really understand how they can choose wood products that are environmentally sustainable - and come from properly managed forests. There is good wood and bad wood and we all need to understand the difference. Check out the certification schemes like FSC and look for the logos. Buying certified wood is a good encourages people to look after their forests.

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