Deforestation accounts for the loss of 27 soccer fields every minute
Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests across the world to make the land available for other uses.
Forests still cover roughly 30% of the world’s land area, but between 1990 and 2016, over 1.3 million square kms of forest were lost (National Geographic).
Based on projected tree densities, it is estimated that over 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and the global number of trees have fallen by approximately 46% since the start of human civilization (Mapping tree density).
As the world seeks to slow down the alarming pace of climate change, the level of mass destruction of trees continues to sacrifice the long-term benefits of retaining our forests for short term economical gains.
Despite needing trees for the primary reason of absorbing the carbon dioxide humans exhale, logging and felling operations continue.
Current hardwood supplies are rapidly reducing; there is a need to replace hardwood materials with recycled composite alternatives.
20,000 plastic bottles are used around the world every single second!
“Plastic pollution” is quite simply defined as plastic ending up where it shouldn’t be – on the beach, in the ocean, and in the intestines of marine creatures.
Current research shows that more than 8 million pieces of plastic enter the oceans every single day; it is estimated that by 2050, plastic levels will outweigh all fish in the ocean (larq.com.au)
A single plastic bottle can last for 450 years in a marine environment. The bottle will degrade and fragment over time into smaller pieces but will remain in our environment at a microscopic level. As such, every piece of plastic that has ever been produced is still with us on planet earth.
The current level of plastic pollution is so bad that scientists have recently discovered microplastics embedded deep in the Arctic ice (surfersagainstsewage.org.uk)
COEN’s decking, screening, fencing and cladding are all made up of 30% recycled plastic goods and will outlast your standard timber product – saving you time and money.
At COEN, we believe that no change is too small or too late. Our products are made from 88% recycled materials.