Wood used in furniture: The UK mass balance and efficiency of use
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This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The study estimates that the furniture sector purchased nearly 1.2 million tonnes of timber in 2002 which was divided equally between hard and softwood. The other major materials consumed were particleboard at 0.7 million tonnes, veneered products at 0.3 million tonnes and MDF at over 0.25 million tonnes.
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This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The study suggests that nearly 90% of the 1.5 million tonnes of wood that was used in packaging in 2002 was used for the production of pallets. The main receivers of wood packaging were identified as non-timber related...
This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. There has been strong growth in recent years in the use recycled fibres with recovered paper growing from 55% to 66% in the ten years between 1992 and 2002. The UK remains limited in the pulping technologies used....
This report forms part of the Biffaward Programme on Sustainable Resource Use. The joinery sector purchases the greater part of its wood in the form of raw timber rather than manufactured products, and at nearly 650,000 tonnes in 2000, approximately four times more softwood is purchased than hardwood. Other raw...