It is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Timber is also a carbon store. 50 % of the dry weight of timber is stored carbon, removed from the atmosphere by growing trees. Timber has a lower embodied energy than other building materials such as steel and concrete, and residues provide a renewable energy substitute for fossil fuels.
Supporting the Western Australian timber industry is not only environmentally friendly, it’s economically responsible. The WA timber industry provides 6000 much needed local jobs for West Australians and generates 1.4 billion dollars of economic activity annually.
FIFWA supports the responsible and sustainable management of WA forests and plantations and has been representing the interests of this proud industry for over 120 years.
FIFWA’s forward strategy is designed to support and protect those industries that derive economic value and generate employment from WA’s native and plantation forest resources. This objective will be delivered by providing strong advocacy on behalf of the industry, combined with timely and effective responses to critical incidents and events as they arise.
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Western Australia’s forests are managed to the highest possible standards to meet the needs of current and future generations.
Forest Industries Federation of Western Australia Members represent the majority of the forest products industry in WA.
Western Australian state owned native forests and plantations are certified under several environmental certification schemes.
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