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Coming to the defence of FLEGT 30 September, 2021
Recent comments from the EC arising from the ‘Fitness check’ on the EUTR and FLEGT have cast doubts on the latter’s future, but Republic of Congo minister of forest economy Rosalie Matondo says we must build on this ground-breaking timber trade initiative, not undermine it
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Back the COP26 timber beacon
Thursday, September 30, 2021 The UK timber industry has an unparalleled opportunity at COP26 to persuade decision makers that using wood is key to combating the climate crisis. But, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchant, a project to make timber’s case to the climate conference needs funding
Log exports threaten europe’s sawmills
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Rising exports of logs from Europe are risking the future of sawmills across the continent says Nicolas Douzain, director of France’s National Timber Federation
Encourage waste segregation
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Mark Hayton, director of EGGER Timberpak Ltd, shares his views on the waste wood hierarchy and the importance of segregation
The Definition of Resilience
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group
Physical event planned for 25th anniversary TTJ Awards
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 It’s heartening to see signs of normal life resuming once again. Meeting up with others following the easing of pandemic restrictions has been a welcome relief after what has seemed like a long winter and springtime. I don’t know about you but it seemed like I had exhausted my narrow list of Covid-safe things to do.
Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
Monday, April 26, 2021 The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
A clear case for treatment clarity
Monday, April 26, 2021 The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant
Industry consolidation here to stay
Monday, April 26, 2021 Consolidation in the UK timber sector has been gathering pace in recent years and as we officially enter spring, it seems to have gone up a notch.
Greenpeace certification report covets headlines not consensus
Friday, March 19, 2021 It must be a burden being part of Greenpeace, being so ineffably right all the time, when everyone else is so unmitigatedly wrong.

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