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Ensuring sustainability of the wood-based industry


Long-term growth: There is huge demand for timber products but they have to be harvested sustainably for the longevity of the industry.

Long-term growth: There is huge demand for timber products but they have to be harvested sustainably for the longevity of the industry.

SUSTAINABILITY is one of the key issues facing wood-based industry. Indeed the timber industry is a significant part of the economy, contributing about 1.7% to the national gross domestic product (GDP) with earnings of RM23.2bil in 2017.

But the wood industry creates a ton of waste – offcuts, sawdust, bark and unusable logs often end up in already over-utilised landfills.

   

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