Local authorities, businesses and the wood processing industry all generate millions of tons of waste wood every year. There is also production waste, from sources like sawmills. Yet waste and scrap wood are valuable renewable resources. High-quality woods can be processed into consistent, robust materials suitable for a variety of applications - for use in making press boards, for example. Meanwhile, lower-quality or contaminated wood is used mainly as an energy source in wood-fired CHP plants. But whether it involves recycling materials or the extraction of carbon-neutral fuels, the reuse of waste wood makes a valuable contribution to protecting the environment and our forests.