The future of wood recycling 

Relive our 45-minute webcast, in which our in-house wood recycling experts and Jan Olaf-Fechter, Material Expert and Technique Engineer at IKEA of Sweden AB outlined current market trends, explained how waste wood recycling is advancing the circular economy and detailed the importance of recycled wood for manufacturers.

Meet the speakers

Jose Matas

jose matas
Segment Manager Europe Wood, TOMRA With over 15 years of experience in wood-based solutions, Jose Matas joined TOMRA Recycling as Segment Manager in 2021 to advance the material recycling and circularity of waste wood for the panelboard industry. His international experience with some of the world's largest wood-based producers offers a unique insight into the challenges and future of the industry.

Murat Sanli

Murat sanli
Wood Sales Engineer, TOMRA Murat has considerable experience in waste wood sorting applications and designing processes that maximize the recovery of valuable materials for recycling. When he joined TOMRA Recycling in 2018, he was one of the collaborators in developing sensor-based technology built specifically for wood sorting. Over the years he has seen first-hand how the European waste wood market has developed and is well versed in the challenges associated with wood recycling.

Jan-Olaf Fechter

Jan-Olaf Fechter IKEA Sweden
Material Expert and Technique Engineer, IKEA of Sweden AB Having started his career in the wood sector with a diploma in wood science and technology, Jan-Olof gained impressive experiences in the industry. He dedicated numerous years of his career to developing innovations in material and functional textiles before starting his current position at IKEA in 2002. As Material Expert and Technique Engineer he oversees the company’s wood-based panel purchase and supports the company in meeting their sustainability goals.

Wood – The original circular economy

The global wood recycling market is growing rapidly as numerous industries shift to using waste wood to minimize the price volatility and the limited availability of raw materials. For example, today wood panel and furniture manufacturers are increasing their reliance on recycled wood because it helps them access materials, develop higher quality products and more.

How will wood recycling affect the transition to a circular economy? Our wood segment guide offers you a unique view into the future of wood-based products.