New Labels Identify Sustainable Paper

PaperSpecs reports that the has distilled its 10 product labels to three:

1. The “Promoting Sustainable Forest Management” label indicates that a company is certified to SFI’s chain-of-custody standard. This tracks how much of the wood fiber in a product comes from a certified forest.

2. The “Certified Fiber Sourcing” label indicates that a company is certified to SFI’s fiber sourcing guidelines and/or Objectives 8-13 in the 2005-2009 SFI Standard.

3. The new combination label indicates the percent of fiber that sourced from a certified forest and the percent of recycled content.

SFI participants will fully implement the new labels by the end of 2009.

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Posted on: October 30, 2008

1 Comment on New Labels Identify Sustainable Paper

  1. I’m concerned about this because SFC (Sustainable Forestry Council) certified paper is still being sources from old-growth forests.

    GAIA GRAPHICS & ASSOCIATES
    San Luis Obispo, California
    http://www.gaiagraphics.com

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