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A Vintage Twist
Video By
Kim Van Borkulo

Publisher/Advisor of
Build That Green

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Go Green!

Old Growth Riverwood is committed to encouraging the use of environmentally responsible building and wood materials. No living timber is used since we recover only previously felled logs. We bring history into your home and at the same time preserve the future of our living forests. We also make every effort to use all the wood scraps and woodchip byproducts that are left as part of the reclaiming process.

Our wood is not only known for its historical and esthetic value, but also as an environmentally friendly alternative to newly processed logs. Recycling these ancient logs and historical lumber reduces the cutting down of living forests. In addition, using reclaimed wood from demolished structures helps diminish landfill waste.

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Recycling involves processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials.

Recycling at Old Growth Riverwood is a daily process. Our reclaimed wood waste is reused to make a variety of products. Saw chips are recycled by offering them to local horse farmers (free of charge). Recycling is just a part of our daily life at Old Growth Riverwood.

Recycling timber has become popular due to its image as an environmentally friendly product, with consumers commonly believing that by purchasing recycled wood the demand for green timber will fall and ultimately benefit the environment. Greenpeace also view recycled timber as an environmentally friendly product. The arrival of recycled timber as a construction product has been important in both raising industry and consumer awareness towards deforestation and promoting timber mills to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.

NC Dept of Environmental and Natural Resources

Old Growth Riverwood has permits from the NC Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Management.