Born in the woods
EUROBLOCK packaging timber is predominantly sourced from sustainably managed woods. These grow more trees than are harvested. And for their growth they need solar energy and carbon dioxide (CO2). Both are permanently stored in wood and in products made from it - until the heat and the bound carbon are released back into the atmosphere during decay or combustion at the end of the life cycle. The process only emits as much CO2 as the tree previously extracted from the atmosphere during its growth – which makes wood carbon neutral. By using wood from sustainable forestry, you help to reduce CO2 emissions and counteract the greenhouse effect.
Thanks to the regional availability of wood in Germany and Central Europe, the transport routes of round timber from the forest to further processing are relatively short. As a leading manufacturer of pallet blocks and packaging timber, EUROBLOCK relies on raw material that grows in the vicinity of the German plants in Unterbernbach, Lauterbach and Uelzen. At the Dutch site in Ermelo, EUROBLOCK specifically uses recycled material and thus perfects the conservation of resources.
 The Austrian Forest Report 2015 published by the Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, the Environment and Water Resources speaks of a record timber stock with 1.135 billion cubic metres of stock in the forestry reserves.
In Germany, the third Federal Forest Inventory (2012) likewise returned positive numbers: With a stock of 336 cubic metres per hectare, Germany is at the top of the list of European countries, trailing only Switzerland and Austria. With a total stock of 3.7 billion cubic metres, there is more wood in the German forest than in any other country in the European Union. In 2021 and 2022, data on the current state of the German forest will again be surveyed for the fourth Federal Forest Inventory. All information at www.bundeswaldinventur.de