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GOOD WOOD GUIDE

SOUTH EAST ASIAN TIMBERS TO AVOID

SOUTH PACIFIC TIMBERS TO AVOID

AFRICAN TIMBERS TO AVOID

AUSTRALIAN RAINFOREST TIMBERS TO AVOID

OTHER AUSTRALIAN TREES USED FOR TIMBER

GOODWOOD BUSINESS AND SERVICE NETWORK

INFORMATION ON PAPER

TIMBER FROM RECYCLING

ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS

CHEMICALS AND WOOD

The NSW Good Wood Guide

 

This digital version is based on THE GOOD-WOOD AND PAPER GUIDE

(9th Victorian Edition) ISBN: 0 909313 385 is a publication of

Friends of the Earth - Fitzroy PO Box 222 Fitzroy 3065

Telephone: (03) 9419 8700 Facsimile: (03) 9416 2081 email: foe@foe.org.au

Copyright 1999 Friends of the Earth Fitzroy Inc.

Registered Number: A00014315

Printed on 100 per cent imported post-consumer recycled paper*

Acknowledgments

This book has evolved out of the efforts of people acting to halt the destruction of the earth's forests.

Friends of the Earth Fitzroy thanks all those who continue to voice their conviction that forests are worth caring for. We hope the suggestions we have made here help address these concerns.

In compiling this ninth edition of the Good Wood and Paper Guide, particular thanks are extended to the Mullum Trust for their generous financial assistance.

Disclaimer

The purpose of this guide is to provide information about the origins of various timbers on the Victorian market and to enable readers to choose the least environmentally damaging materials suited to their specific needs. Although we believe that the information provided is accurate, it is intended as a guide and does not represent the rendering of architectural advice or services.


> In September 1993 Amcor Paper Group took over the papermaking division of Associated Pulp and Paper Mills, renaming its interests Australian Paper, thus giving Amcor a monopoly on all fine paper manufacturing in Australia. In 1994 the Australian Federal Government at the recommendation of the Industry Commission, removed the sales tax exemption from recycled paper. This short sighted decision severely impacted on the sale of recycled paper in Australia. Amcor no longer produces a 100 % post consumer waste office paper, although it has the technology and machines to do so at the Fairfield mill in Victoria. Amcor's' recycled brands such as Renew are made predominately from virgin fibre mill offcuts which are sourced from plantations and native forest. Unfortunately this edition of the Good Wood and Paper Guide has been printed on imported post consumer waste paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Good Wood and Paper Guide FRIENDS OF THE EARTH 1999

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