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Dutch sustainably sourced timber consumption grows to 83% in a decade

05 september 2017

Significant effort has been applied since the 1990s to make sustainably sourced material a dominant factor in the Dutch timber market. But the hard work of many dedicated people has paid off. Latest data from 2015 show sustainably sourced timber’s share of Dutch sawn goods and wood based panels consumption at 83.3% and 65.4% in the paper and paperboard business. That compares to just 13.3% and 0.5% a decade earlier.

Jan Oldenburger, Mark van Benthem en Fons Voncken, 2017