In response to the BBC's article of the above title 20-07-18, we've replied with the following...
The answer is no!
Producers of UK BBQ Charcoal are doing everything in their powers to reduce global deforestation by producing a local alternative, from sustainably managed English woodlands, to the shocking amounts of imported charcoal from unsustainable sources!
Although the article goes on to point this out, the headline is so ill judged and poorly worded that it would be easy for readers of the article to get the wrong end of the stick!
A little positive mention towards UK producers would of helped... instead the article has the potential to exacerbate the issue!