Building The Bioeconomy
Emerging industries turning wood chips, sawdust, and bark into bioplastics, textiles, and biofuels will not only create good green jobs for Canadians but are poised to reimagine the resources and products we use everyday through a greener, cleaner lens.Learn More
Building tall with wood moves the carbon-capture potential of our forests into our cities.
By continuing to modernize the National Building Code to support Tall Wood Building projects, we can transform and expand the sustainable construction of affordable housing units, seniors’ residences and schools. And that’s not all! Mass timber construction can be completed 25% faster, can reduce carbon pollution during construction by 25% to 45%, and requires less energy to heat and cool, allowing us to build greener, more resilient communities.
Providing lower carbon alternatives to fossil fuels
Wood chips, sawdust, and bark — materials that might otherwise be considered “wood waste” — are not only being used by the mills that create them as a low-carbon energy source, but are being converted into biofuels to become an increasingly important energy source in Canada’s remote communities, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels.
A green alternative to everyday essentials
Wood fibre-based bioplastics offer Canadians a more sustainable option for everyday products like cosmetics, windshield wiper fluid, toilet paper, and biodegradable masks, while new uses for wood fibre are providing more biodegradable options to the number of single-use plastics currently flooding our landfills and oceans.
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Forests are complex ecosystems and they need to be monitored and taken care of – even more so when we consider their carbon-capture potential and the critical role they will play in defining our greener future. Our sector is ready to rise to that challenge. Join our community today to get updates on what you can do to support a growing, green economy, and a more inclusive, sustainable future for Canada.Join Now!