Illegal logging has been a problem for decades and has not just decimated huge swathes of the Amazon, but forests in places such as Indonesia and Central Africa too. The illegal timber trade has helped to not only bring many species to the brink of extinction, but has also contributed to climate change by damaging a means to naturally trap carbon dioxide: trees can act as ‘carbon sinks’ by taking up and trapping carbon dioxide so that it is not in the atmosphere.
There is some good news: Chatham House have released a report that indicates that illegal logging of the world’s forests has slowed down: a 50-75 per cent reduction in illegal logging across the Brazilian Amazon, Indonesia and Central Africa during the last decade. It comes as no surprise that UK consumers, as a whole, buy some of the most legally sourced wood products in the world. The wood used in furniture sold by Uneeka is all sourced responsibly, we take great measures to ensure that all the wood from our furniture ranges is managed sustainably by working closely with our accredited suppliers and artisan groups.
However, there are fears that illegal loggers may have just taken on a legitimate façade in an industry that is often difficult to police as it takes place in some of the remotest areas of the world.
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