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April 19, 2018

“Source locally” a key theme of European wooden furniture manufacturers

“Source locally” a key theme of European wooden furniture manufacturers
There seems to be a growing preference in the EU market to ‘source local’, particularly in the design and specifier sectors. This is mainly to support homegrown forest and timber-using industries - although EU furniture manufacturers and retailers like to take credit for the reduced transport miles and carbon footprint implied.     This is despite several recent LCA studies of wood furniture undertaken by AHEC showing that environmental impacts incurred during the transport phase are significantly less than those incurred during the processing and manufacturing phases.    In practice the carbon footprint of wood ...

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