Every day, we are surrounded by renewable materials – be it newspapers, magazines, books, flyers, letters, work papers, food containers, boxes, packages of all sorts, wooden constructions in the home, office, store or nearby park, and even toiletries. Add to that, new potential applications from biomass, such as clothing, cosmetics and home care products.
These products are renewable because of the material they are based on – wood. Trees can be regrown – and we are making sure more are planted than harvested. Additionally wood-based products are recyclable, which means they can be reused several times to produce other products. Renewable materials can also be used to produce bioenergy.
However, no matter how efficiently a product is recycled, a part of it will always end up in nature or at a landfill. Our products break down and turn into soil through a natural process – they go back to their roots.
There is so much more we can do to lessen the burden on nature. Just imagine a world of renewable materials – so we can rest easier for our future.
Trees grow back. It’s that simple. They’re renewable, unlike fossil-based materials where there is a finite supply.
Wood-based products can be re-used many times over and safely recycled. For example, some 54% of the world’s paper is recycled. In Europe the recycling rate is over 70% (Source: http://www.cepi.org/node/16410).
No matter how efficiently a product is recycled, a part of it will usually end up as residue or waste. Our products break down and turn into soil through a natural process – they go back to their roots.