The environmental and social impacts of modified wood production: effect of timber sourcing

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This study assesses the environmental and social impacts of a modified softwood produced using radiata pine sourced from New Zealand or Chile. The LCA found that differing forestry and transport burdens associated with each location broadly cancelled each other out, giving overall product footprints that were very similar. Boiler gas and phenol-formaldehyde resin were the biggest emitters of GHG emissions, and normalization highlighted toxicity impacts as significant, largely due to the resin input. SLCA hotspots analyses suggest that the forestry sector in Chile has more potential social risks than the equivalent sector in New Zealand. However, each sector scored poorly in different social aspects making it difficult to recommend a sector without introducing subjective judgements. Combining LCA with SLCA is still novel, but this study found it added useful insights into a broader range of impacts associated with sustainable production, especially given the similarity of the environmental LCA results taken alone.


Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)236-254
Nifer y tudalennau19
CyfnodolynInternational Wood Products Journal
Rhif y cyfnodolyn4
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar16 Medi 2022
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 2 Hyd 2022

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