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Timber wins ‘The Great Materials Debate’

[England] Timber was overwhelmingly voted the most sustainable construction material over steel, concrete, masonry and PVCu at ‘The Great Materials Debate’ at Ecobuild…Through photosynthesis, trees draw in energy from sunlight, remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, take in water from the soil and then release oxygen back into the atmosphere. Timber is also a local material. … more and more of the timber we use is certified as ‘Legal and Sustainable’… And timber manufacturing processes are efficient with virtually zero waste. … timber can be reused, recycled or recovered.
News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes
www.southernsustainableforests.org

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