wood-industry

The impact of COVID-19 on the European forest industry

ProPopulus Team The pandemic and, consequently, the lockdown in most of the European Union member countries has led to a slowdown in the forestry industry and in forest management activities across the continent. The outburst of COVID-19 poses a series of challenges for the forestry industry, and for the wood-based products industry, causing great impact…

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Wood, an unbeatable building material

ProPopulus Team Protecting forests from changes in land use, increasing planted forests, improving sustainable forest management and using certified wood to build high-rise buildings can help meet the challenge of cutting down carbon emissions and tackling climate change. To foster a greener building sector would also contribute to a bio-based, more sustainable economy.   Just in…

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In trees lays the answer

ProPopulus team It is no secret that too much of what we consume today is made of non-renewable materials, and although we can recycle some of them, renewing them is not an option. In fact, the planet cannot keep up with our rate of consumption, and according to experts just within the building materials sector,…

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The shortage of poplar threatens the Spanish industry of plywood

ProPopulus Team In just a few months, in 2020, the availability of Poplar as raw material for the Spanish plywood industry will match the demand. Since then, Spain’s plywood industry faces a scenario of scarcity already portrayed in the inventory published in 2017 by the public Society of Infrastructure and Environment of Castilla y León…

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The wood industry has a key role to play in building a bio-economy

As awareness about climate change, ocean pollution and the need to turn towards a bio-economy rise, sustainability is becoming mainstream. But still there is a lot of work to be done and the wood industry has a key role to play in helping society understand the benefits of wood, sustainable plantations, and managed forests in…

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