German recyclers find timber ordinance wanting
An association of over 600 medium-sized German recycling companies is claiming that the national market for re-used timber would be destroyed if parliament agrees to government proposals for new environmental controls (EED 12/02/02). The BVSE complains that the draft ordinance "exclusively supports energy recovery from old timber, and not material recovery, or re-use". This would lead to a greater demand for virgin timber, the association claims, which is a "crass contradiction" of the environmental policy requirements to cut resource use and protect the climate. BVSE press release.