Grown in Britain campaign for homegrown wood gets Innovate UK support
A Grown in Britain campaign has received financial support from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK, to study how hardwood supply chain in the UK can be improved.
The 12 months project will start in in October 2015, aiming to grow the market for hardwood timber coming from UK woodlands.
That is a challenging target since, currently, more than 80% of all of the timber and timber products used in the UK are imported.
"There are more than 30 million tonnes of timber in unmanaged woodlands throughout the UK which the project will begin to unlock", explained Dougal Driver, Grown in Britain chief executive. "With the UK relying on high levels of imported timber, this campaign is vital to break down barriers within the supply chain for home-grown hardwood, making it much more accessible and readily available.”
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