Rediscovered Wood and Underwater Salvage

The Rediscovered Wood service was developed in 2007 to provide forestry and wood products organizations with a certification system for the recovery of wood from sources that were not acknowledged by other reputable forestry certification standards. These sources include secondary manufacturing facilities (waste materials), urban and suburban areas, orchards and landfills. A separate standard was also developed to accommodate underwater salvage operations, which are considered to have a more environmentally sensitive recovery process.

After recent review of current services and demand for certification, the Rainforest Alliance has decided to discontinue the Rediscovered Wood certification service. Certificate Holders that currently hold an active Rediscovered Wood certification may continue their certification until the end of their five-year certification agreement.

Rainforest Alliance is no longer accepting new applicants to this certification service.

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Whether salvaged from a riverbed, country barn or city brownstone, Rediscovered Wood and Underwater Salvage certification verifies the sourcing of your wood. The Rainforest Alliance stamps its seal of approval on reclaimed wood that is procured using procedures that preserve the integrity of the environment as well as the health and welfare of workers and the community. As the demand for forest products grows, so does the pressure on virgin forests and overflowing landfills. Rediscovered Wood and Underwater Salvage certification is a sound choice for saving forests.

Rainforest Alliance Standard for Rediscovered Wood Certification: RW-01 Oct 07 The Rainforest Alliance's certification standard for companies that would like third-party certification of products made from recovered, reclaimed, salvaged materials. This certification does not include post-consumer reclaimed materials; see FSC CoC for this category.
Rainforest Alliance Standard for Underwater Salvage: RW-03 Nov 07 The Rainforest Alliance's certification standard for companies that would like third-party certification of products made from wood recovered from water sources.
RW Source Information Form: RW-04 Oct 07 This is a required form that provides details regarding sources for Rediscovered Wood-certified products.

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