sustainability

Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

Ashley Furniture earns sustainability award

ARCADIA, Wis.— Ashley Furniture Industries earned a distinguished performer award in the Sustainability category from the global firm of Deloitte, which recognized Ashley as a “green” corporation that balances economic growth, social equity, and environmental management.  Ashley also ranked No. 7 on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75 listing of the 75 largest private companies in Wisconsin, based on sales revenue. 

Sustainable outdoor furniture brand goes upscale

SYRACUSE, Ind. -- Polywood, manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from Polywood lumber, is expanding into new markets with the launch of its PW Designer Series. The PW Designer Series aims to expand the heritage brand's profile beyond its flagship Adirondack chair product.

Earth Day 2020 and sustainability in woodworking

Half a century ago, on April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans took to the streets in hundreds of cities around the country to protest the complete lack of interest in environmental conservation.
By Andrew J. Ramirez

What’s our sustainability story? ‘Waste wood made good’

It’s time we told the truth about composite wood decorative panels.
If you make products from composite wood panels, we have to talk. 
 
We – North America’s producers of particleboard, MDF and decorative TFL panels – have a confession to make. There are some things we haven’t been telling you, about who we really are and what we actually do. 
 
So, in the spirit of “radical transparency,” we’re ready to come clean.