This decline in forestry product demand, despite a growing attention to sustainable forest management and the bio-economy expecting to increase forest innovation, is leaving industry experts concerned.
Wood products can now be innovated into lighter, more flexible material than plastic. Take for example the work being done at University of Toronto, whose forestry faculty is designing wooden car parts.
Car part moulded from wood pulp that is lighter, stronger, and heat resistant//Laura Pedersen//National Post
Why, then, are we substituting harmful plastic composites for natural wood products?
We must once again learn to put our faith in wood, because if people aren't supporting forestry products, then we lose the forest.