our campaign to extend the life of redundant timbers
For decades the true ‘greenies’ among us have been shouting for change, yet it seems many aspects of the eco revolution still falls on deaf ears.
Carbon intensive industries continue to gorge themselves, depleting irreplaceable fossil fuel sources to create building products such as steel, aluminium and concrete, resulting in the long term detriment of OUR Earth.
As governments feast on the tainted royalties these industries deliver, the world’s most carbon friendly building product, timber, is unfairly politicised for electoral advantage. The real culprits of carbon pollution attach words such as ‘clean’ and ‘technology’ whilst the true product saviour for our environment, timber, is tossed around like a rag doll, seemingly to suit fluctuating political agendas.
Whilst there is a mountain of regulation protecting native state and private forest reserves, no such regulation applies to the modern timber forests of houses, warehouses, wharves and bridges. When these structures reach their end of life service, it remains too easy to simply bulldoze and scrap. The midnight ‘crunch and dump’ of timber rich buildings ranks as one of today’s most preventable occurrences of environmental vandalism.
We as companies, and consumers, must lobby the relevant government bodies to bring about a positive and permanent change. The rescue of timber and timber products from demolition sites remains an underdeveloped avenue, despite protocols in place designed by the National Timber Product Stewardship Group (NTPSG).
- A change must occur
- And positive change is like a flood
- It begins with a ripple, that becomes a wave which creates a flood...
- and that flood is coming.
These protocols detail safe and proven processes including visual inspections, species assessment, fixture removal and grading as per industry standards. To ensure greater numbers of post consumer timber is salvaged from such sites, the NTPSG protocols must be adopted by all levels of government.
As an ever increasing wave of enquiries roll in for sustainable timber products, it is evident that consumers are becoming more aware of their own eco footprint.
The reuse of redundant timber is a positive, environmentally friendly alternative.
Help Kennedy’s campaign for the increased recycling of modern timber forests.
Kennedy’s Rescue and Recovery Campaign benefits all; the consumer, the company, the developer and the environment.
Many environmentally responsible companies are already demonstrating their green commitment, having answered the call to arms for some time now.
To do your bit, complete our campaign postcard TODAY
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