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Environmentally friendly paper – what makes the difference?Bruneau

FSC or PEFC labelled products guarantee environmentally friendly printing.

In a world striving for sustainable economy, the environment is a factor that is becoming increasingly important when choosing printing paper. Environmentally friendly paper, whether recycled or not, is gaining ground fast.

How do you recognise environmentally friendly paper?

It is not always easy for companies to find out whether the paper they use is ecological. Yet, thanks to certain labels that are on the market, it takes relatively little effort to change to environmentally friendly paper. The FSC or PEFC labelled products, more specifically, guarantee that printing paper is environmentally friendly. JM Bruneau, too, has a vast range of environmentally friendly printing paper and recycled paper on offer – without compromising on quality.

But precisely what are FSC or PEFC products?

PEFCwww.pefc.org/ stands for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes, a certificate that guarantees that the products bearing this label have been made with due respect for the environment. In other words, you can rest assured that no trees in the Amazon forest or in another rain forest (for example) have been sacrificed to manufacture the paper for your printer or copier. The PEFC label stands for the promotion and guarantee of a forest control that is economically viable, environmentally friendly and socially beneficial.

The supply of wood and paper products with an FSC label is also strongly on the rise. The Forest Stewardship Council (http://www.fsc.org/) allocates the FSC label, which also offers an extremely strong guarantee that the wood and paper products sold under this label come from responsibly managed forests.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that was set up jointly, in 1993, by forest owners, the timber sector, a number of social movements and environmental organisations. Its aim is to achieve worldwide responsible forest management by taking the following three criteria into consideration:

  • concern for the environment;
  • respect for stakeholders’ social rights (for example the rights of the local communities and forest workers);
  • the economic viability of the projects.
  • the economic viability of the projects.