Formal complaint lodged
A formal complaint against Woodies DIY, has been lodged with the National Consumer Agency and the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) by forest campaigning group Just Forests.
1st November 2011
A formal complaint has been lodged with the National Consumer Agency and the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) by forest campaigning group Just Forests.
The complaint is against Woodies DIY and Atlantic Home Care group for their on-going sale of poor quality plywood.
The organization visited a number of Woodie's DIY Stores and Atlantic Home Care Stores across the country since Saturday 1st October 2011and found large amounts of very poor quality Chinese plywood for sale by the giant DIY chain.
"The Irish market is flooded with cheap throw-away Chinese plywood. It can be seen in hoardings around building sites across the whole country. We are all being told to support local jobs and buy Irish. But all too often we use imported 'crap' instead of using Irish-made SmartPLY which is made in Waterford from Irish forests and is FSC certified and supporting much needed Irish jobs." according to Tom Roche of Just Forests.
Also, timber used in the making of Chinese plywood is non-FSC certified and often the result of illegal logging. This type of timber extraction destroys forests, wipes out biodiversity and causes great trouble for forest dependent communities around the world. We must also bear in mind that the carbon footprint of importing 'crap' plywood from China is extraordinarily high as timber is ofter extracted in Africa, by Chinese logging companies, shipped to Chinese panel board mills and shipped back to Europe including Ireland.
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For more information contact Tom Roche on mobile only: 086 8049389