Illegal Wood from China

PRI’s “The World” Broadcast: Click to open up audio: Wood from China (Audio)

Earlier today I was listening to PRI’s “The World” on the radio and there was a great piece on illegally cut timber that has been making its way into the US via Chinese manufacturers of wood flooring and other timber/wood products.  Keep in mind that most wood coming out of China might be inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.  Wood that is illegally harvested from all over the world, like Guinea, is imported into China with false documentation and then that wood is milled into all sorts of products and then these products are sold into markets like the US and Europe.

When you are specifying wood flooring make sure that the manufacturer is not sourcing their product from China, because you could be contributing to environmental misconduct.  Don’t be fooled by companies such as Margaritelli that produce most of their material in China.  They are still manufacturing some of their products in Italy, but their Italian flooring super expensive and can’t compete on quality or price against Stile

Stile is as Italian as it gets and absolutely none of our finished products come from China or contain illegally harvested timber!!  See below for all of the Stile certifications…

STILE CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFICAZIONI DI QUALITÀ

http://www.sincert.it/     http://www.cisq.net

CERTIFICAZIONI DI PRODOTTO

http://www.realwood.eu

CERTIFICAZIONE FOUR STARS

http://www.pefc.it

CERTIFICAZIONI DI PRODOTTO

CERTIFICAZIONI DI PRODOTTO

MARCATURA CE

CERTIFICAZIONI DI PRODOTTO

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Stile News November 2010

Stile News November 2010

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