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Master Builders Australia to reduce the use of timber and use steel in the building industry

During this campaign I’m aiming to petition against major building companies and smaller building companies to reduce the use in timber products to build houses and high-rises. I’d like them to make the change into using steel products for frame work because it’s less harsh on the environment and it’s more sustainable to the house, it will make it last long since it can’t be affected by termites and other pests and you need less of it to make it just as strong.

Signed,

Owen Gilbert

This petition closed 10 months ago

How this will help

I believe that Deforestation is a major global issue. I also
believe that you and your company are in a position to take action to help reduce this issue. I would like major building companies...

I believe that Deforestation is a major global issue. I also
believe that you and your company are in a position to take action to help reduce this issue. I would like major building companies reducing the use of timber products to build houses, structures and High-rises. They should make the change to using steel products for building because it's more sustainable to the environment by not needing trees and is more sustainable to the house since it can't be damaged by pest and weather damage such as rain.

The biggest problem with using wood in the building industry in Australia is that most of it is imported from South Asia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Solomon Island and is illegally poached from their forests by illegal loggers. This causes great destruction because commercial legal loggers replant and replenish the forests after they have taken what they needed.

By using steel or properly sourced wood from non-illegal companies we can make a change to the environment reducing the impact of deforestation. Using steel is more sustainable to the environment because of its recyclability and strength compared to timber where you need more of it to make it as strong.  22,000 hectares of land is being lost per year in Papua New Guinea alone. This is causing great damage to their environment and putting the natives of that land in distress. You can make a change and help make a difference to the earth.

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