“Strategy and collaborative networks for multifunctionality, preservation and employment in Southern Europe through the extraction of resin”
SustForest Plus is an initiative driven by the major players of the natural resin value-chain of south-western Europe to boost the sector’s economic activity with three objectives that complement each other:
Meet the demand for natural resins in the industry of South Western Europe.
Generate stable and quality employment in rural areas of South-Western Europe.
Valuing commercially and technologically the natural resin produced in the forests of South West Europe as a sustainable social, economic and environmental resource.
RECOVER OUR RESIN SOURCES
In the middle of the last century, the forests of southwestern Europe got to produce more than 250,000 tons of natural resin per year, employed about 25,000 resin pickers and led to the development of a resin industry that is still one of the most important in the world today. Southern Europe is in its own right a resin-producing territory with a culture, nature and industry that we should be proud of.
CREATING RURAL QUALITY EMPLOYMENT
CONSUMIR NUESTROS PRODUCTOS NATURALES
Como producto sustitutivo de derivados del petróleo, la resina natural europea es una materia prima llamada a jugar un papel protagonista en la moderna bioeconomía baja en carbono. Versátil tecnológicamente y sostenible desde el punto de vista social y ambiental, la resina producida en los pinares europeos tiene que hacerse un hueco comercial entre otros productos menos sostenibles. Es necesario que el consumidor final conozca, aprecie y consuma los productos con Resina Natural Europea certificada.
Sectoral and transnational organization that will integrate all members of the European natural resin value chain
Take part in this challenge by presenting an idea that contributes to improving the quality of work and the profitability of the resin trade
The Network of plots for Resin experimentation
Resin tools datasheets
The traceability of natural resin