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Burning Issue: Why Local, Ethical Wood Pellets Matter

The wood pellet industry has been heating up lately, but not necessarily in a good way. Recent concerns about the sustainability and ethical sourcing of wood pellets are raising eyebrows – and rightly so.

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Headlines point towards deforestation linked to pellet production, raising questions about whether this renewable fuel source is truly as green as it seems. The issue often boils down to non-ethically sourced materials and the environmental impact of importing pellets across vast distances. These practices not only contribute to deforestation, but also cancel out some of the potential environmental benefits of using wood pellets as a renewable energy source.

Here at SDL Pellets, we believe there’s a better way. We take a completely different approach, one that prioritises sustainability, ethical sourcing, and local production.

Recycling, Not Deforestation:

Our wood pellets are made from a by-product of the local sawmilling industry. This means the wood we use was never intended to be felled specifically for pellet production. Instead, we’re giving new life to a waste product, transforming it into a sustainable fuel source. This approach eliminates the deforestation concerns associated with other pellet producers and ensures the wood we use is sourced ethically and responsibly. Find out more about SDL Sawmills by clicking here.

Local Production, Global Benefits:

Beyond the ethical sourcing of our material, we also take pride in being a local producer. Our pellets are manufactured right here in Gloucestershire, mitigating the environmental cost of long-distance transportation. This significantly reduces our carbon footprint and ensures the benefits of using wood pellets are maximised. 

Double the Sustainability:

Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our own practices. We’re also proud to be Grown in Britain accredited. This independent certification program ensures that throughout the entire supply chain, from forestry practices to production, sustainability is a core value. This means you can be confident that by choosing SDL Pellets, you’re contributing to a truly sustainable and responsible industry. You can learn more about their work on their website here.

The Bottom Line:

At SDL Pellets, we understand the concerns surrounding the wider wood pellet industry. We believe, however, that there’s a better way. By focusing on local, ethically sourced materials and on-site production, we can provide a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly heating solution.

Join us in making a difference. Choose ethically sourced, locally produced wood pellets for your home. It’s a choice for both warmth and a healthier planet.

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