Every material has an environmental footprint. Mass Plywood Panel, a new entrant in the mass timber category, has the potential to revolutionize the mass timber sector. The environmental consequences of producing Mass Ply Panels (MPP) are carried forward into the life cycle of products made from it, such as wooden structures. Life cycle inventory (LCI) data cover forest regeneration through to final product at the mill gate. There is over 20 years of life cycle assessment (LCA) research on major US produced forest products, both structural and nonstructural, from four major regions.
This report describes the cradle-to-gate (mill) energy and materials required for producing MPP produced in Oregon and the subsequent releases into the environment. The environmental impacts, global warming, ozone depletion, acidification, smog, and eutrophication are discussed.