Responsible wood sourcing matters for UK citizens, FSC underlines

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Responsible wood sourcing matters for UK citizens, FSC underlines

Ahead of the International Day of Forests tomorrow, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has remarked the role of certified timber for the future of forests worldwide.

Rosie Teasdale, Executive Director at FSC UK said: “If we want forests to be here for future generations, it is vital that we source our wood and paper products responsibly.”

“It is really encouraging to see just how many people in the UK care about where the products they buy are coming from. Choosing and promoting FSC-certified products and materials is one way to help ensure forests for all forever, allowing us to enjoy all the benefits that forests give us, now and in the future.”

According to a recent consumer survey conducted by Global Market Research TNS, three quarters of UK citizens believe it is important for the products they purchase to have been responsibly sourced.

And as public awareness around the environmental impact of plastics reaches new heights; businesses, organisations and the government itself have announced ways in which they will change and innovate to counter the tidal wave of waste.

As this renaissance takes hold, it is important that organisations making the transition do so in a responsible manner. Switching from oil-derived plastics to forest-based materials can be a positive move, but if not implemented correctly it can have a major impact on the environment.

Without credible, independent certification, it can be difficult to be sure that a forest product has been sourced responsibly and is not contributing to global deforestation.

"55% of people in the UK recognise the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) logo, the mark of responsible forestry (TNS 2018)," the FSC underlines.

"The FSC logo helps brands align with public expectations and demonstrate their responsible sourcing."

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/responsible-wood-sourcing-matters-uk-citizens-fsc-underlines]