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New annual report for the forestry sector represented institutionally by the Brasileira de Arvores (Ibá), which is bringing companies together that have in the cultivated trees the base of production, offering bioproducts and bio-materials for the national and international markets, foresees investment in the expansion of R $35.5 billion by 2023, destined for forests, new factories, expansions, technology, and science. This investment is almost double recorded in the previous four years, between 2016 and 2019, when R $ 18.0 billion investments were made for the construction of several new units.

This high level of investment demonstrates the segment’s confidence in the green economy’s growth, in the choice of consumers traceability products originating from renewable, recyclable sources, many of them bio-degradable, due to its base in trees planted, absorb and store CO2. “Traceability is important for this chain, which has been operating for more than two decades within levels of excellence, not only fulfilling but going beyond what certificate-such as FSC and even environmental legislation national environmental policy require. 100% of the raw material coming from the industry comes from forests cultivated. Illegal deforestation is repudiated by companies in the sector, which even stand out as those that most conserve areas in the country,” says Paulo Hartung, president of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).

The planted tree sector has been operating for years of sustainable production, providing countless renewable origin products, essential for people’s daily lives, such as furniture, books, toilet paper, and packaging. Industry Brazilian Tree Association (Ibá), launches its new study revealing environmental, social, eco-and reveal the look to the future. In addition to providing today, this industry is also looking to the future, investing in people and innovation to offer more and more bioproducts and biomaterials of the circulating economy biodegradable recyclable, as the most for green fabrics, such as soluble cellulose used in viscose, and the microfibril in the phase of development. In 2019, the value invested in innovation grew by about 2% of all investment segments. They are roadmaps in the sense of products and raw materials such as oils, bio-oils, lignin, nanofiber, nano cellulose, and nanocrystals which can be used in the food chain automotive, cosmetics, and medical drugs.

Toni Pitkänen

Access the new report: uploads/2020/10/relatorio-iba-2020.pdf