While 18mm plywood has many advantages as a building material, its production does have an impact on the environment.
One concern is the use of virgin timber in the production of plywood. Many forests around the world are being cleared at an unsustainable rate, which can have negative effects on wildlife, soil quality, and climate change.
Another concern is the use of glue in plywood production. Some types of glue, such as formaldehyde-based resins, can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, which can have negative health effects on workers and consumers.
To mitigate these environmental concerns, some manufacturers are using alternative materials such as recycled wood or bamboo to make plywood. Others are using non-toxic adhesives and investing in renewable energy sources to power their production facilities.