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Last updated: January 2023
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Understanding deforestation Deforestation refers to the process of clearing or removing forests or woodlands, typically done for more agricultural land, or urban expansion. It involves the permanent destruction of trees and the conversion of forested areas into non-forested land. A key distinction to note is that deforestation occurs when a forested area of land is cleared and the land use…
Is Wood Recyclable? The term “recycling” describes the process of converting “waste” into new materials or goods. Recycling is simply the process of converting waste into something useful. Recycling keeps potentially hazardous chemicals out of the environment and eliminates the need to employ new resources to make new things, as opposed to tossing rubbish away. By using fewer resources,…
Bendigo’s new GovHub, Galkangu wins Award for Australian Certified Timber As sponsors of the “Australian Certified Timber” category at the Timber Development Association’s Australian Timber Design Awards (TDA), we at Responsible Wood are delighted to recognise the well-deserved winner in this category – Bendigo’s new GovHub, Galkangu. The Awards, hosted at The Cargo Hall, in Melbourne, celebrated outstanding timber design…