Wood Recycling

We all know that wood is a renewable resource; after all, new trees are growing all the time. Unfortunately, as things stand, demand for wood is so high that we are cutting them down much quicker than they are popping back up. The U.K alone produces around 7.5 million tonnes of waste wood every single year and only around 20% of that is currently being recycled and put to good use.

Whilst recycling many other products helps lower Co2 and greenhouse gas emissions, recycling wood saves trees. In turn, those trees take in Co2 and give out oxygen, so they’re essentially nature’s own recycling department. Plus, there are countless wildlife and ecosystems that rely on forests to keep nature running smoothly, including many endangered species. The benefits of recycling wood, then, are huge. That’s why we work with the very best recycling plants in the UK, to make sure that by reusing the wood you send our way, we keep healthy trees doing their bit in the wild safe from harm.

Wood recycling is a relatively straightforward process. Whilst decontaminating old wood can be a problem, wood is basically just broken down into small pieces, which is then put to use in a whole array of useful ways. Lots of recycled wood is used to make chipboard, M.D.F and other fibre boards, which are then used in the building trade but woodchips are also used to cover playgrounds and woodland paths and some is even put to use as animal bedding.