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The business of reusing lumber to deconstruct houses

Construction, renovation and demolition wastes make up one of the largest solid waste streams in Canada, according to a 2019 report by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. Of the roughly 3.4 million tonnes of CRD waste generated in Canada annually, 20% is “clean wood” that can easily be reused or repurposed. Investors are realizing the value of reusing construction materials like wood, especially as municipal governments step up regulations for waste disposal. Read more about the economic and environmental benefits of salvaging valuable lumber that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

 

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