European Union

Poplar, a sustainable answer for Europe’s forestry industry

ProPopulus Team The European forestry industry faces a pivotal moment in the wake of the new European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). European forests must adapt to more sustainable practices to minimize global deforestation and degradation. Among the myriad of options, one stands out prominently: the versatile and fast-growing poplar tree. As the forestry sector seeks…

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Spain’s first laminated poplar wood house will be built in Ogíjares, Granada

ProPopulus Team The assembly of Spain’s first-ever dwelling constructed with laminated poplar wood has commenced in Ogíjares, Granada. The pilot private residence, part of the LIFE Wood for Future project, integrates laminated poplar beams sourced from Vega de Granada and larch pine from the Sierra de Cazorla. Designed by the University of Granada’s spinoff, IberoLam…

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Poplar, a solution for the packaging industry

ProPopulus Team On November 22, 2023, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) with overwhelming support—426 votes in favor, 125 against, and 74 abstentions. This regulation, having undergone a public consultation process and various amendments, establishes ambitious measures to reduce packaging, limit specific types, and prohibit the use…

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EUDR and the European forestry industry: poplar as an efficient and sustainable alternative

ProPopulus Team With the entry into force of the new European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) on June 29, 2023, the European Union (EU) took a giant step towards actively contributing to the preservation of forest masses globally. The new EUDR regulation, published on June 9 in the Official Journal of the EU, aims to minimize…

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The EU investigates birch plywood imports

ProPopulus Team The European Commission has taken a significant step in the ongoing effort to ensure fair trade practices by initiating an investigation into the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed on birch plywood imports originating in Russia. As stated in previous posts, despite the EU’s sanctions imposed on the imports of Russian and Belarusian…

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