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ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS

Issue of Concern

Although the cellulose fibre used to make this product is a post industrial recycled content from the softwood lumber industry it does not come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sources. Various timber certification schemes are currently in operation in regards to the sustainable and responsible management of forests as sources of wood. According to ecospecifier, an analysis of the various timber certification schemes reveals that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC, Chain of Custody) is the most rigorous and robust certification, due to the stringent criteria followed. FSC is the only scheme based on a clear set of minimum performance based criteria, prohibits the conversion of forests to plantations, and also prohibits the use of GMO trees and toxic baiting. See Timber & Wood Products Technical Guide for further information.

Information last verified on: 10th October 2012

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Traditional timber and hardboard weatherboards

 

 

RELATED TOPICS

Timber sources

 

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Reduced aquatic impacts

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Resource Depletion

Abundant

Recycled content-min 10% post consumer

Resource efficiency

Energy Resources

Reduced embodied energy

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental policy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Independent LCA

Expert Assessment

Documented manufacturer claims