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Superwood

Wood can do anything that oil can do. Could it be the sustainable backbone of a future economy? Tom Heap visits Finland to see the cutting edge of this developing industry.

Anything made from oil can now be made from trees, so is a new age of wood about to dawn? Tom Heap visits Finland which is pushing for a new industrial revolution based on trees and plants rather than oil and coal. He takes a glimpse into a future where cars, clothes, computers screens, and everything else we buy could begin its life in the forest. And he finds out how the UK is leading the way towards wooden skyscrapers.

Producer Sarah Swadling.

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