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Used newspapers going to good uses!

Australians recycled more than 180,000 tonnes of the newsprint it used in calendar year 2017, with 75.4% of all newspapers being recovered and recycled. That was down just 0.9% compared with the prior year, according to latest research by IndustryEdge, for NewsMediaWorks. Source: Indu
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Going Green Forests, Fire and a Flawed Conservation Culture

Bushfire policy, the nature of conservation and the implications for the timber industry form the key themes of a new book on native forestry. “Going ‘Green’: Forests, Fire and a Flawed Conservation Culture”, by forestry expert Mark Poynter was launched in Melbourne last Friday. Mr Po
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Brazil Forest Code won’t stop agricultural growth

If fully implemented, Brazil’s Forest Code, an environmental law designed to protect the country’s native vegetation and regulate land use, will not prevent growth in Brazilian agriculture, according to new IIASA-led research. Source: Eureka Alert The team, which included
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Vietnam forestry posts highest trade surplus in ag sectors

Forestry posted the highest trade surplus, at US$3.23 billion, amongst agricultural sectors in the first half of 2018, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNForest). Source: Vietnam Plus VNForest also reported that more than US$4.33 billion worth of forestry products
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Nokian Tractor King new tyres for forestry

The new Nokian Tractor King by Nokian Tyres, was launched at Euroforest 2018 which was on from 21–23 June. This is a new tractor tyre for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road construction. Source: Timberbiz The design from all-new
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Perth joins the fray with tall timber

Western Australia is joining the timber trend sweeping the eastern seaboard with its first timber-framed building, a 10-storey hotel at inner city Northbridge. Source: The Fifth Estate The $14 million “Leadlight” hotel on the corner of Beaufort and Newcastle streets being developed by
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A million tonnes expected by Forest Enterprises

Forest Enterprises in New Zealand expects to harvest a million tonnes from the forest estate it manages in Hawkes Bay. Source: Timberbiz Forest Enterprises manages 1289 hectares of radiata pine forest in Hawkes Bay region (four forestry investments), representing approximately 7% of t
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Kangaroo Island Seaport Environmental Impact Statement

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) is negotiating with various government agencies, with a view to eliminating all outstanding matters of contention before lodging its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Source: Timberbiz KIPT previously said it would refrain for giving preci
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Timber – it really is a national asset

Timber – A National Asset is the theme for the 2018 Local Government Forest and Timber Industry Conference on 9-10 August at The Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz “The conference is presented by the National Timber Councils Association, the national peak
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