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The window to a sustainable future

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Following its launch in September 2007 the Wood Window Alliance (WWA) has been forging ahead with its plans to highlight the thermal efficiency, durability and beauty of 21st-century wood windows, by targeting professional, trade and consumer audiences.

A real breakthrough for the wood window industry in the UK, the formation of the WWA marks the first time that so many companies have come together to create a powerful marketing campaign for wood windows in the UK, placing product quality, industry standards and sustainability at its core.

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Timber: do you know where it’s been?

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altAncient forests provide habitats to two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals, yet an area of ancient forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed every two seconds (source Greenpeace). Forests support up to 1.6 billion of the poorest people in the world, yet the majority of forests are not protected.

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At last, some good news about biofuels

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altAnyone reading the press over recent months would be forgiven for thinking that all biofuels are bad. However, that is not the case; the bulk of biodiesel being produced in the UK is from waste cooking oil or tallow. Worries about imported palm oil in the UK are over-hyped. In fact, due to the problems surrounding palm oil-based biodiesel tending to gel in our cool climate, its use in the UK has reduced significantly.

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