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Have you ever heard of a tube manufacturer who has their own forest?
Now you have, introducing the Impact International Sustainable Forest.
“Forest restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one. I thought forest restoration would be in the top 10, but it is overwhelmingly more powerful than all of the other climate change solutions proposed.” Prof Tom Crowther, Swiss university ETH Zürich.
Located 40 minutes’ drive from Canberra and 2 hours, 45 minutes from Impact International, the Impact forest sits on 114 acres of former farmland. We operate an agroforestry Pinus radiate plantation of 20,000 trees. We also have approximately 1,300 native Australian trees onsite.
Our customers can partner with us in our sustainable forest initiative. We are using the forest to sequester carbon which is used to offset the carbon footprint of tubes manufactured at Impact International. We are also working to rehabilitate the landscape, providing a sanctuary for many native Australian animals.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment shows that the Impact International forest is within the State Environmental Planning Policy N0.44-Koala Habitat Protection Area and the Southeast Tableland Kangaroo Management Zone 16.
Based on a standard extruded plastic tube that holds 100ml of product, the Impact International forest can offset the raw materials used to manufacture approximately 30,000,000 (30 million) 100ml tubes each year.
As part of our sustainable forest initiative, Impact International engaged Corporate Carbon Advisory who completed an independent Carbon and Co-Benefits assessment report on the forest. The final report details the independently verified carbon capture figures of the forest. When determining the carbon sequestration achieved by the Impact Internationals sustainable forest project, Corporate Carbon Advisory has followed the guiding principles of the CSF (Climate Solutions Fund). This is quantified by using the Federal Government’s Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) to model the amount of carbon sequestered. FullCAM is the preeminent model for determining carbon stores in landscapes in Australia and is used to calculate Australia’s internationally reported greenhouse gas accounts.
Our forest is home to kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, wallabies, turtles and many other native animals & birds. Customers can also use our forest for product launches, photo shoots, social media posts, etc.
If you would like to find out more, please complete an online enquiry form.