Good Wood

Good wood

Forests are amazing places; full of life. The problem is that wood also grows in the forests and timber is cheap when you don't look after the land, or the people, or look to the future.

That's why a number of certification schemes for wood and paper have popped up. They indicate that the wood is from sustainable sources i.e. well managed forests and that more trees will be planted.

A square badge with a the end of a log of wood in the center with the words: Good Wood

Find out about the sustainable wood labels.

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The importance of forests

The importance of forests...

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Why are there three standards?

We don't know! Erm, competition? money? choice?

Which is the best standard?

We are still researching that one. They all seem to have advantages and disadvantages over each other. In the meantime adhering to some kind of sustainability standard is better than not. Right?

Beware of

Small print

Yes you guessed it. Big brands are becoming aware that sustainability logos are important, so on the packaging they make the logo very big but in the small print the actual percentage of good wood is low.

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