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Table 4 Carbon losses for the wood and paper types tested as derived from mass loss and from gas generation

From: Carbon dynamics of paper, engineered wood products and bamboo in landfills: evidence from reactor studies

Wood types Carbon loss (%; SD)
Mass balance Gas generation
MDF 3.8 (0.53) 0.66 (0.03)
Particleboard 0.16 (0.41) 1.6 (0.94)
Exterior wall panel 5.5 (0.17) 2.8 (0.76)
Bamboo flooring 15.4 (0.1) 11.3 (0.07)
Copy paper—Acacia 95.6 (0.68) 82.5 (6.8)
Copy paper—Eucalyptus 95.5 (0.55) 77.9 (13.7)
Copy paper—recycled 88.3 (0.29) 72.4 (14.7)
Cardboard—fresh 49.9 (0.04) 43.8 (12.9)
Cardboard—landfill 37.3 (0.85) 27.3 (1.56)
Native hardwood (blackbutta) 1.3 (0.92) 0.82 (0.71)
  1. aXimenes et al. (in press)