By redesigning the way we build, and rethinking the use of raw materials, we can advance bio and circular economy, while creating a better future.
Dependency on fossil materials can be reduced by using materials more efficiently and building more with wood. This has many benefits, as wooden elements, for example, are reusable, lower carbon emissions and require a smaller amount of building materials. All the wood used by Metsä Wood is traceable and comes from certified or controlled forests.
As the trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store carbon. After a tree has been harvested, four new seedlings are planted to create carbon sinks of the future. The carbon stored in the tree then stays locked when the wood material stays in use. Once the material is disposed of after being reused, the stored carbon is released back into the atmosphere, where it is absorbed by trees through photosynthesis. When energy recovery is used as the final disposal method of wood products, the renewable wood material substitutes fossil fuels in energy consumption.