Forests managed in a sustainable way are CO2 sinks.
The wood-derived product are carbon stores. They have an important role in the increase of the efficiency of forests. On the one hand, they enlarge the period in which CO2 is stored before being freed to the atmosphere again, and, on the other hand, they promote the growth and renovation of forests. The production and the processing of wood have high energy efficiency, they may replace other materials which require high amounts of energy for their production.
Raw material and sustainability
One of the great challenges posed before today's society is the reduction of CO2 emissions, as we generate CO2 both in industry and in our daily consumption habits. Fortunately, however, trees contribute towards reducing CO2, which is absorbed and stored in the wood. And so, by using wood as a raw material, we contribute toward reducing emissions considerably. For example, a 2m2 wooden table holds the same amount of CO2 as that generated by four cars driven for a full day. Thus, we can say that wood is a renewable, recyclable and sustainable resource.