Preserve Natural Resource
The more wood that is recycled, the less trees that have to be felled. Trees play a vital role in sustaining ecosystems, releasing oxygen and positively impacting the environment. Although wood provided by trees is considered sustainable as trees can be regrown, it takes many years to replant and replenish woodland to meet the level of demand.
Reprocessing recycled materials is far less costly in terms of materials, energy and money than using virgin materials. Additionally, recycling wood can be cheaper than landfill as tipping fees have increased over recent years to dissuade use.
Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Trees take in C02, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, and create oxygen. The preservation of trees is a critical issue in the fight to reduce global warming. Similar to above benefit, the added advantage of manufacturing with recycled wood is the energy saving compared to working with virgin materials, which also helps minimise emissions.
Prevent Fire Hazards
Waste wood laying around is a hazard. If wood waste is properly managed and recycled by experts using suitable equipment such as skips, fire risks are reduced.
Holistic Waste Management
Businesses that produce any type of waste have a legal responsibility to manage it in an environmentally friendly way. By properly recycling wood and engaging in waste management, businesses may better manage other waste streams and become more eco-friendly.