Waste wood’s impact on CO2 emissions

The green platform research project SirkTre, www.sirktre.no estimates that moving 100 000-ton waste wood from incineration to reuse as a new raw material, saves 500 000-ton in CO2 emission.

By reusing 50% of the waste wood collected in Norway for new product rather than burning it, will reduce CO-emission with 2-million-ton annually and cover for almost 8% of Norway’s obligations for reducing CO2 emissions in the Paris treaty.

European countries collect approximately 67-million-ton waste wood annually, and 90% of it is incinerated. How would transforming 50% of the waste wood collected in your county into a new raw material impact CO emission?