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Forest Stewardship Council

3 ways to avoid greenwashing

Greenwashing is a term used to describe companies or brands who spend more time and money on advertising their environmental credentials than they do on upholding their credentials. This means that they will often say they are ‘sustainable’ or ‘eco-friendly’ when they are not. It also means they might use such terms without defining what, exactly, ‘sustainable’ is. Greenwashing is widespread and easy to succumb to. Whether it is labelling a plastic cling-wrap ‘degradable’ when it will actually degrade into ...
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Why we love FSC paper

You may have read our post on why we love FSC-certified birchwood, which is what our wooden cutlery is made from. But our paper – the napkins, straws, and paper plates we sell – is also FSC-certified, and we love it. The Forest Stewardship Council The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit that acts to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC sets standards on forest products, along with certifying and labelling them as eco-friendly, ...
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Recycled or FSC-certified? The Paper Dilemma

While we might assuage our plastic conscience by opting for paper instead, there is still a certain guilt associated with doing so. We know paper comes from forests, which are usually cut down with no regard for sustainability – releasing CO2 into the air and removing vital habitat for cute and not-so-cute animals alike. So what do you do? Do you buy recycled paper, secure in the knowledge that you’re not contributing to deforestation? Or do you go for FSC-certified ...
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