EU report Mapping Study on Cascading Use of Wood Products

20 April 2016

Demand for wood-based materials and energy is projected to increase threefold worldwide between 2010 and 2050. Using wood more efficiently to meet projected demand for wood-based products in Europe should be at the heart of the European Commission’s bioenergy strategy and circular economy, according to a new report.
The report, Mapping Study on Cascading Use of Wood Products, commissioned by WWF and Mondi, looks at how regulation either hinders or promotes what is known as ‘cascading use’ of wood – prioritising value adding non-fuel uses so wood is burned for energy only after it has been used, re-used and recycled as a material first wherever possible (News Item WWF, 11 March 2016).
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Click here for an executive summary of the report (1.71 MB).
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