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Handbook of Recycling by Markus Reuter, Ernst Worrell

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Chapter 11

Recycling of Lumber

Ambrose DodooLeif Gustavsson and Roger Sathre     Sustainable Built Environment Group, Department of Building and Energy Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

Abstract

Wood from sustainably managed forests can play important roles both as material and as fuel in a transition to a low-carbon society. Wood is widely used as an energy source and as a physical and structural material in diverse applications, including furniture and joinery, pulp and paper, and construction material. There is large potential to improve resource efficiency and thereby reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through efficient management of post-use wood materials. This chapter explores post-use management of wood products from resource ...

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