You may have heard of FSC paper, or at least seen the logo on the packaging.
With so many packaging products made from paper, it’s important to ensure our forests are not irreparably damaged in the creation of paper-based packaging.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit that acts to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Why should you care about forest stewardship?
Ensuring the paper is responsibly sourced from independently certified managed plantations, and can be traced at each stage in the product lifecycle, is a way to guarantee that the material is not contributing to environmental destruction or habitat loss. Which is why we love it!
FSC sets standards on forest products, along with certifying and labelling them as eco-friendly – both wood and paper can be certified to FSC standards.
When it comes to paper used in packaging, an FSC™ certification ensures that the wood is sourced from forests that are responsibly managed in the most environmentally sustainable way possible, including water and energy use, as well as the end product’s overall environmental rating.
An FSC certification ensures that landowners use responsible forestry practices.
This confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves the natural ecosystem and benefits the lives of local people and workers, all while ensuring it remains economically viable.
It brings economic benefits by opening up new markets and helps ensure social benefits to workers and local people and facilitates environmental benefits for biodiversity and ecosystems.
Its certification allows consumers to be confident that the products they are buying come from a responsible source.
FSC’s credibility is a great brand benefit, enhancing trustworthiness and marketing possibilities.
Moreover, it is the organisation’s endeavour to grow the market for sustainable forest products and to highlight the dangers of poor forestry practice – measures which all help contribute to climate change mitigation.
You can trust the products you buy from us at Food Paper all contain paper materials that are approved by the FSC.