The truth about ECO, sustainable and plantation timber
First of all, dont get me wrong, I am not a die hard greeny that chains myself to trees or anything like that. How ever I dont like how companies that tell lies in order to sell their products. All I am doing in this post is informing you of the facts.
Eco and sustainable are words that get used to sell all different types of products.
ECO and sustainable are words that are not regulated and there is no benchmark set for people who wish to use it for selling their products. The definition of free range eggs has more meaning and everyone knows what a joke that is !
In reality its another sales pitch by big companies to try and make people feel good about choosing their products.
In the case of timber building products it gets used a lot. You have products like Eco ply, eco timber, plantation timber and the list goes on.
First of all Plantation timber is not ECO friendly or sustainable!!!!!!
ask these questions:
What was on the land before the tree Plantation was there ? ( most likely a natural Forrest)
What happens to the native animals and plants when these forrest are destroyed and burnt ?
How do they stop bugs and native wildlife from eating the seedlings ? ( aerial spraying )
where do these sprays go when it rains ( into the rivers)
How do they stop the native animals that eat the seedlings ? (poison)
What other practises do these big multi national companies do oversees ? ( you’l see in one of the links below)
I grew up in a town surrounded by these ECO plantations, people don’t even drink the water out of the tap in my town now.
Check this link out http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/somethingwater/default.htm
This is just 1 story out of thousands but its close to my heart !!!
The link below is a good example , search for a Malaysian logging company called TA AAN.
Steel is a far more ECO friendlyand sustainable product !
Its 100% recyclable
Australia has mountains of it
The industry is not as spread out as Tree plantations
You don’t need to cut down and burn as many virgin forest
These are just a few reasons off the top my head.
Its termite resistant.
It last forever.
Make up your own mind?