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Thursday, 15. August 2013
Office Depot announces landmark paper purchasing policy

Landmark paper purchasing policy (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.On August 7, 2013, Office Depot released a new “greener paper purchasing policy” designed to increase its purchase and sale of environmentally preferable paper, especially FSC certified paper. read more …

Friday, 19. July 2013
Ambitious targets on FSC certified dairy packaging in the UK

© First Milk LimitedThe recently published UK Dairy Roadmap Environmental Sustainability Report includes an ambitious target for achieving FSC certification and labeling for at least 80 percent of dairy carton packages in the United Kingdom by 2015. Ultimately the sector aims to achieve 100 per cent of carton dairy packages in the UK to carry the FSC label in 2020. read more …

Thursday, 18. July 2013
Indonesia: Strong growth in certified forest area and new FSC presence on the ground

© FSC A.C.Indonesia’s forests are one of the frontiers of world timber production. At the same time, they are also a globally-important biodiversity hub and a source of livelihood for many communities. read more …

Friday, 21. June 2013
Increasing consumer awareness of FSC in the Nordic countries

© FSC A.C.A recent consumer awareness study in Finland, Norway and Sweden showed an increasing awareness of FSC in these countries. Seventeen percent of respondents in Sweden were aware of the FSC logo, along with 14 percent in Finland and 5 percent in Norway. read more …

Wednesday, 05. June 2013
FSC Global Market Survey Report 2012 Published

© FSC A.C.Each year, FSC conducts a market survey to examine market trends and gain insights into how FSC certification benefits our customers and different industries and regions. In 2012, more than 4,000 FSC certificate holders participated in the survey. read more …

Wednesday, 29. May 2013
New opportunities for FSC certified products in EU plywood market

EU plywood market (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.An article published recently by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) argues that the European Union plywood market has been affected significantly by enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) that came into effect on 3 March 2013. ITTO are already observing strong signals indicating a shift to alternative products and supply sources in the plywood market. Buyers are turning away from Chinese mixed light hardwood (MLH) plywood, for which importers claim it is difficult to obtain reliable evidence of legal origin. read more …

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