Deforestation is a major environmental issue in our modern world, as over harvesting and forest degradation not only significantly adds to carbon emissions (upwards of 20% of total global carbon emissions!), but also reduces the ability of forests to absorb existing carbon as well. Forests are vital ecosystems that support 80% of the world’s land animals and plants, including rare and endangered species, like the Sumatran tiger and Bornean orangutan.
A recent article in the Tico Times exposes continued illegal logging of Costa Rica's treasured tropical forests, including alleged links to organized crime. Increasing demand for exotic wood products contributes to the pressure on native tropcial forests, while resources to protect them are often inadequate.
Anthology Woods offers great post-consumer reclaimed tropical hardwood alternatives. Some good options are reclaimed Teak and Dinizia. Both of which are available as flooring, decking, siding and other applications. The beauty and longevity of these woods in both interior and exterior applications is unparalleled. Contact Anthology Woods today to discuss your project or request samples!