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Cleared forests from space, bird’s eye view and from the ground.
WE consume too much resources and think too little about our environment.
It is time to take a more critical look at this topic. For this reason we have decided to present some facts about how the transport industry works today and how we at Eloorac offer an alternative that benefits the environment. Some reports, also in the form of videos, show the grievances in the forestry industry. What is striking is that none of the videos deals with the industry’s one-way policy. It has therefore not yet been recognised what damage is caused daily by the use of disposable wooden racks.
ONEWAY wooden transport racks
Sad but true! The following pictures show wood transport frames that have only been or will only be used for ONE delivery.
Large containers are often ordered on large construction sites. The disposer is pleased to write the client a nice invoice for the disposal. Disposal is then often carried out in incineration plants. As I said, the trees took 70 to 150 years to grow.
If no containers are used for disposal, employees have to spend hours cutting the disposable transport racks. That’s going to be really expensive again.
In some companies we have been informed that the acquisition costs for disposable racks are up to half a million euros per year. How many trees do you think will be felled each year for these companies only?
The dubious use of valuable material
Dismountable transport racks as an alternative
Eloorac retrieve transport racks
Are glass transport frames made of metal sustainable?
The return of empty metal racks is therefore very cost-intensive and out of proportion to the return of dismantled Eloorac glass racks. The argument that the trucks drive back anyway and can therefore take the empty metal racks with them is often not seen objectively enough. Just think: Trucks that drive empty through the area cause high costs. Even if there are empty metal racks on them.
For the delivery with Eloorac racks, forwarding agents can be ordered. Due to the pallets used, Eloorac´s is “forwarding friendly”.
By the way: freight forwarders are capable of learning. Many Eloorac users already have their pallets delivered by freight forwarders.
High losses of metal frames per year
Extra tours to construction sites to retrieve empty transport racks are no longer necessary
Right: After the glass has been installed on site, the fitter packs the dismantled glass transport frames into his assembly vehicle or onto the trailer. Advantage: Trucks no longer have to make the sometimes very long journey to the pick-up location. Once the assembly team is back in the workshop or at the dealer’s, the Eloorac Transport racks can be easily stacked and temporarily stored.
Interesting relationship between space use and benefit
Some facts, reports and videos which impressively illustrate the current situation regarding deforestation and its consequences.
FSC Seal – What is it and what is it good for?
“Die Story im Ersten- Die Ausbeutung der Urwälder”
The FSC seal is put under the microscope. This SWR report is thought-provoking.
The primeval forests are disappearing faster and faster. The ongoing deforestation of the earth is responsible for more CO2 emissions than all cars and trucks put together. In order to stop the dying of primeval forests, an international organisation, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an association for the certification of sustainable forestry, started 25 years ago. The FSC seal is considered the most important eco-label worldwide. It is intended to show the consumer that furniture, paper, decking, etc. are made from “environmentally friendly” felled wood. The FSC, based in Bonn, has so far certified forest management for more than 200 million hectares of forest, an area about the size of Western Europe.
“Die Ausbeutung der Urwälder”:
total contribution “Die Story im Ersten”
An investigative film about the connections between the FSC, illegal deforestation and the expulsion of forest dwellers.
A film by Manfred Ladwig and Thomas Reutter
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In 1993, non-governmental organisations such as Greenpeace and industry representatives set up the Forest Stewardship Council to create a transnational standard. After a quarter of a century, Greenpeace International and Greenpeace Germany are terminating their membership. Christoph Thies, Greenpeace expert on forests, explains the background to this difficult decision in an interview.
Greenpeace: Despite its membership, Greenpeace has never held back from criticizing the FSC seal in recent years. Was there a concrete reason for the withdrawal at that time?
Christoph Thies: The FSC is still the only credible seal for organic forestry. Over the years, however, we have been gnawing each other’s teeth out of the primeval forests. Greenpeace has documented how FSC-certified virgin forests were cleared, for example in Russia and the Congo Basin. However, the preservation of the last intact virgin forest areas is one of Greenpeace’s core objectives. No industrial forestry is allowed to take place here – if at all, exclusively for the needs of the surrounding communities. But not on a large scale. Greenpeace must not stand for this. Read more…
Eloorac does not use material with FSC seal.
We are convinced that our transport system in itself has a much greater added value than a seal that promises that trees will be replanted, but still allows entire forests to be cleared. The fact that the FSC regards monoculture replanting as ecological is reason enough to stop boasting about FSC labelling.
The use of Eloorac ONEWAY transport racks reduces unnecessary deforestation. Of course, our transport system is made of wood. However, the proven X-times reusability of each Eloorac transport frame shows that in the end considerably fewer trees have to be felled compared to the wood consumption for one-way transport frames.
…there are areas where whole mountain slopes slide into the valley during heavy rain because the slope has been cleared.
Eastern European forests are slowly disappearing from the map. Despite legal and environmental regulations, countries such as Romania, Poland and Ukraine are illegally felling wood. Behind this are Mafia structures. The black market makes a lot of money.
The demand for raw wood in the EU is high. Among the largest exporters are Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland. Outside the EU, Ukraine has long been a major trading partner for the European timber industry. In 2015 Ukraine tried to protect its forests with an export ban on domestic timber, but the black market flourished as a result. Just one year later the law was history again.
Since 2016, the Bialowieza forest in Poland has also been on the brink of collapse. The Polish Forestry Office approved the logging of 180,000 cubic metres of wood for a period of ten years. Local environmentalists criticise this plan as nonsensical and a possible violation of EU law. a href=”https://detektor.fm/wirtschaft/osteuropa-holzmafia/amp” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Read more…
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Deforestation – How Europe’s last primeval forests are burned down
This video is about the general consumption of wood for our consumer goods. Certainly, transport racks are also made from the felled wood.
Parts of the Romanian Carpathians, for example, are among the last primeval forests in Europe, almost untouched by humans. But although the national park is officially protected, illegal logging takes place again and again. The environmental organisation WWF estimates that 30 percent of all logging takes place illegally. The wood goes into pellet production and into Romanian chipboard factories for cheap furniture.
“Handelsblatt”: ROMANIA’S WALES – A paradise is being deforested
Wood is a highly political issue in Romania. Due to legal and illegal logging, an entire natural paradise in Eastern Europe is in danger of disappearing. This is not least about economic pressure.
Toplita/Campeni/Comanesti/GheorgheniFresh, clear traces of a young bear can be seen on the soft forest floor this morning in May. But there is no need to be afraid of hikers in the Apuseni Nature Park, because the wild animals are looking for faraway places in this region spared from mass tourism, even if they only smell humans. The farmer, who leads the reporter of the German Press Agency to a deforested area, is nevertheless afraid. But not from bears, but from the wood mafia. He doesn’t want to see his name printed because the police investigated him and other farmers after they blocked timber transports a year ago in protest against the logging. The investigation was closed, but the uncertainty remains.
Romania’s forests are like a crime thriller. Of the 6.6 million hectares of forest, Greenpeace estimates that three hectares disappear every hour. According to the Romanian Court of Audit, since the fall of communism 25 years ago it has been almost 400,000 hectares less. About half of the land is privately owned after land expropriated by the communists was returned to the previous owners or their descendants. Read more…
It’s getting hot. Is it time to do something?
According to NASA, 2018 was the fourth warmest year in the continuing warming trend.
Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the averages from 1951 to 1980, say scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. Temperatures worldwide for 2018 are behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015. The past five years combined are the warmest years in the modern record.
“2018 was once again an extremely warm year, in addition to long-term global warming,” said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt.
Since the 1880s, the average surface temperature has risen by 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius). This warming was mainly caused by increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere caused by human activities, Schmidt said.
Weather dynamics often influence regional temperatures, so that similar warming does not occur in every region of the world. NOAA found that the annual mean temperature in 2018 was the 14th warmest value for the adjacent 48 United States. . Read more…