The forest industry uses natural resources efficiently and sparingly, it minimises the environmental load of its production as well as recycles efficiently. The natural resources used by the forest industry are mostly local resources such as timber and water. Processes have been developed so that a smaller amount of raw material is needed to produce more end product and environmental impacts are shrinking.
The circular economy means an economy where raw materials and their value are employed as efficiently and wisely as possible. The objective is to create more income with fewer resources and in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Resource efficiency and the circular economy are built into the forest industry.