503, 2018

Sustentabilidade para financiar plantações de borracha na Indonésia

O Programa do Meio Ambiente da ONU anunciou uma parceria com o World Agroforestry Center, ADM Capital e o BNP Paribas para a emissão de US $ 95 milhões de Sustentabilidade Bond para ajudar a financiar plantações de borracha sustentável em terras fortemente degradadas em duas províncias da Indonésia. Fora de uma área de concessão de 88.000 hectares, cerca de 45 mil hectares serão destinados para a subsistência e conservação da comunidade. O aumento nas importações de móveis do Vietnã e da Índia. Os EUA importaram US $ 18,5 bilhões em móveis de madeira em 2017, 11% a mais [...]

2604, 2017

Report on the evolution of wood flooring consumption in Brazil

Since 2014, Ibá (Brazilian Tree Industry) produces an annual report where the evolution of the consumption of wood flooring coating by the Brazilian public is shown, based on data collected by associations and partner companies that produces the products. These partners and associations that has collaborated with Ibá to the formulation of the report are: ABIROCHAS – Brazilian Association of the Ornamental Rocks Industry; ABRIC – Brazilian Association of the Carpet Industry; ANFACER – National Association of Ceramic Coating Manufacturers; ANPM – National Hardwood Flooring Association – Brazil; TARKETT FADEMAC – Vinyl Floor Industry; BEAULIEU – Carpet Textile Industry. [...]

1004, 2017

Brazilian currency is valued and production costs might rise for exporters

Brazilian currency has been increasingly valued over the last twelve months, what might become a reason to worry the wood products exporters. According to ABIMCI (Brazilian Association of the Mechanically Processed Wood Industry), Brazilian currency, which had dropped almost 23% compared to the American Dollar in February 2016, but since then has been getting stronger. Because of that, exporters might expect some complicated moments on the next months. Pine boards manufacturers has exported 1,730,470 m³ in 2016, the highest volume in the last 10 years, what represented an increase of 16% over the volume exported in the previous year. [...]

704, 2017

Peru plans reforestation of 3 million hectares until 2020

Peru’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, José Manuel Hernández, has announced that by 2020 the National Forestry and Wildlife Service, with the support of other bodies in the Ministry such as Agrorural and INIA (National Institute of Agricultural Innovation, in free translation) aims to reforest 3,2 million hectares of degraded land. The Minister said reforestation is essential for the government’s agrarian policy. Several initial programs are already underway in Amazonas, Apurímac, San Martín and Piura. Forest plantations are also being placed in degraded areas such as Áncash, Huánuco, Junín, Pasco and Ucayal.  

704, 2017

Importers were warned about the illegality of the teak from Myanmar

First Sweden, then Denmark and now the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have warned buyers that they are breaking laws by importing teak from Myanmar. TTF were even tougher and demanded a response from European Union. According to NEPCon, a Danish non-profit organization, has asked seven Danish companies to adopt diligence systems if they want to keep selling teak from Myanmar in Europe. NEPCon says that authorities audited some companies that imported teak from Myanmar after being notified by the Environmental Investigation Agency. Danish authorities concluded that the systems used nowadays by the seven companies cited above are not efficient to [...]

2803, 2017

Brazilian sculptor transforms wood into art

Using reuse woods, Henrique Paim creates unique art pieces using only his talent and intuition. If you can understand Portuguese, check out the video below made by “Jornal do Almoço”, where the sculptor explains about his creation process: As seen in the video above, he was selected to a sculpting competition in Russia called Festival Lukomorye 2017 and is now trying to raise funds to pay for his trip and stay in the country.