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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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Why we love FSC-certified birchwood

Have you ever wondered about the story behind BioPak’s wooden cutlery? Made from birchwood and FSC-certified, it has been sourced from responsibly managed plantations for the benefit of the environment and the community. Read here for background on the Forest Stewardship Council. Why we work with FSC-certified birchwood An FSC certification ensures that the wood used in packaging is sourced from forests that are responsibly managed, both for the environment and the community. BioPak works with birchwood that is FSC-certified ...
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Why do certifications matter?

Certifications bestowed by independent third-party allow consumers to be sure the products they purchase are genuine and producers to show their dedication to verifiable claims. Words like ‘sustainable’, ‘ethical’, ‘biodegradable’, and ‘eco-friendly’ – among others – get thrown around a lot in the packaging world. While these words can actually mean something, without certification they are called greenwashing. Greenwashing means individuals and organisations cannot make informed decisions about what they are purchasing. Read more about greenwashing here. How certifications can ...
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Why we love FSC-certified paper

Do you know what FSC-certified paper is? How the FSC ensure their paper and wood is eco-friendly and environmentally responsible? If not, read on. Paper-based packaging – and its potential problems We need to make sure that, in the quest for plastic-free packaging, we are not damaging our forests irreparably by creating more demand for paper. Some facts about paper: Paper accounts for 26% of waste in landfills The earth loses 18.7 million acres of forest each year – equal ...
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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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