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"Among its sustainable qualities: Timber requires little production, is lightweight and it absorbs carbon. It’s also recyclable, says Wright.

“When we tear down buildings and build new buildings in their place, there's a huge amount of materials that come out of it that are often not recyclable – but wood is actually recyclable,” he says. “It's a very efficient material – it can be repurposed, it can be burnt for energy.”

Beyond its low-carbon qualities, wood has widespread appeal because “it's actually beautiful,” says Wright."...

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