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Call for Political Parties to Avoid Tropical Plywood in BILLBOARDS

“Despite the fact the we have a European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) in force which tries to ensure that all timber traded in Ireland is both legal and sustainable, tropical forests are still being thrashed for timber,” according to Tom Roche of Just Forests.

14th January 2020

Call For Political Parties to Avoid Tropical Plywood in Billboards

A forest activist is calling on all political parties to avoid using imported tropical plywood from South America and S.E. Asia in their campaigning billboards.

 “Despite the fact the we have a European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) in force which tries to ensure that all timber traded in Ireland is both legal and sustainable, tropical forests are still being thrashed for timber,” according to Tom Roche of Just Forests.

“Illegal logging, over exploitation and misuse of tropical timber is a major driving force behind species decline and global warming,” warns Roche.
Politicians can support local jobs by using Irish-made SmartPly. SmartPly is made Waterford. It is manufactured from the thinnings of Irish forests, and provides economic and social value to our plantation forests.

“We must avoid using tropical timber and tropical wood-based products such as plywood when Irish-grown alternatives are available,” according to Roche.

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