Recovered Wood Market Study

EC Sustainable completed a market research analysis to aid the sustainable recovery of wood in the Sydney Metropolitan Area (SMA) and the Extended Regulated Area (ERA) of NSW.

The project:

  • Developed industry knowledge on the various established and emerging markets for post-consumer timber in NSW.
  • Established the structure of each market in terms of specifications and regulations, barriers and opportunities.
  • Recommended possible strategies to increase the flow of material to each application.
  • Developed market demand profiles including market forecasting and scenarios.

Data research and analysis via an extensive literature review was undertaken alongside industry and stakeholder primary research. This included written surveys, phone surveys and interviews. The report was designed for decision makers and industry participants to inform the development of policies, strategies and programs to maximise demand creation opportunities and increase diversion of secondary wood and timber from landfill.