Logged native forests mostly end up in landfill, not in buildings and furniture

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Advocates for logging these forests often argue that wood products in buildings and furniture become long-term storage for carbon.

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However, these claims are misleading.

Most native trees cut down in Victoria become woodchips, pulp and pallets, which have short lifespans before going to landfill.

In landfill, the wood breaks down and releases carbon back into the atmosphere.

On the other hand, our evolving carbon market means Australia’s native forests are extremely valuable as…

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