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Thursday, 21. November 2013
Youth-led NGO TECHO commits to using FSC certified wood for social housing projects in Latin America

© TECHOTECHO, a youth-led non-for-profit organization in Latin America and the Caribbean, has committed to using FSC certified timber in all its construction projects in Latin America by 2015. The NGO aims to overcome poverty in slums through the joint work of families living in poverty and young volunteers. One of their core activities is to build transitional houses for and with families living in squatter settlements. TECHO has built over 95,000 prefabricated transitional houses made of wood since 1997. read more …

Thursday, 21. November 2013
FSC Italy Design award winners announced at gala ceremony

The first winner in the professional category, Laura Modoni – Diego Florian awarded her prize to Laura Modini (FSC Italy), together with the two companies that manufactured the prototype (Duegi Falegnameria and Light Cube). (© FSC Italia)© FSC ItaliaThe second edition of the FSC Italy Design Competition, ‘The forest in a room’ closed and the award winners received their prizes at a gala ceremony held at Caffè Pedrocchi in Padova on 4 October 2013. This year’s competition focused on domestic socializing, with participants invited to design chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, lighting systems or other furnishings that reflect aspects of sharing and spending time together in our homes. read more …

Tuesday, 05. November 2013
Global Forest Products Companies Come Together to Support Forest Certification

Global Forest Products Companies Come Together to Support Forest Certification (©©, 4 November 2013 – In an unprecedented show of support from the private sector for forest certification, 26 of the world’s leading companies along the forest products value chain released a leadership statement today, committing to significantly scale up sustainable forest management. read more …

Monday, 21. October 2013
Avery Dennison expands portfolio of FSC-certified label products

© Avery DennisonAvery Dennison, a major player in the global labeling and packaging materials industry, has expanded its portfolio of cost-neutral, FSC-certified label products. The company presented this extensive portfolio during Label Expo, the world’s largest exhibition for the label and packaging industry, held September 24–27 in Brussels. read more …

Friday, 18. October 2013
Newly Available FSC 100% Hardwoods from Tanzania

© Mpingo Conservation and Development InitiativeFour newly available FSC 100% hardwood species will be launched on international wood markets in 2014:
FSC 100% East African padauk (Pterocarpus angolensis)
FSC 100% Pod mahogany (Afzelia quanzensis)
FSC 100% Panga panga (Millettia stuhlmannii)
FSC 100% African lignum vitae (Acacia nigrescens) read more …

Friday, 04. October 2013
Tetra Pak® delivers more than 26 billion FSC labeled carton packages worldwide in 2012

© Tetra Pak, 2013The 2013 Tetra Pak® Sustainability Update, launched on 9 September, has announced that 26.4 billion Tetra Pak packages in 39 countries carried the FSC label in 2012. This is a 40 percent increase over 2011, and represents continued steady growth since 2008, when the first 0.2 billion FSC labeled Tetra Pak packages were brought onto the market. read more …

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