Sustainable Shopping – A consumer’s guide to purchasing wood products

By Sammy Herdman, Save the Boreal Campaign
Environment America
September 15, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

When it’s time to build a birdhouse, design your deck or replace your rocking chair, your wood purchasing choices can make a difference for the planet. By purchasing sustainable wood products, American consumers can encourage companies to implement policies that will protect the forests in their supply chains. …Considering the state of the world’s forests, it’s time for consumers to flex their power and shift demand towards forest-friendly products. …Recycled products are the most sustainable wood derived option because they reduce pressure on forests and prevent older wood-derived products from entering the waste stream. …There is a promising alternative to wood: bamboo. …Greenwashing in the marketplace makes it difficult. The only way to ensure that a product is produced sustainably and ethically is to confirm that it has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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