There are many important reasons why you should use FSC accredited products and we’ll be going through some of the most important ones today. If you’ve been buying cardboard packaging and/or corrugated packaging you may have noticed the logo for FSC or you’ve heard people mention it. If you’re not entirely sure why you should be using packaging that comes with this logo and accreditation then read on, and we’ll take you through some of the most important reasons of why it matters.
WOOD IS AN AMAZING MATERIAL
Cutting down trees has a massive impact on the environment so any business that supplies wood for packaging should do it responsibly. Providing wood responsibly involves making sure that the forest is managed sensibly and that all wood used to make products such as packaging is renewable. Wood is a reusable resource anyway, and much easier to recycle, using less energy than aluminium or steel.
CARBON DIOXIDE AND ENERGY
You may not be aware of this but trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow so each cubic meter of timber will save 2 tons of CO². Unlike other building materials, timber has a very low energy embodiment, which means it doesn’t need as much energy as other materials to produce wood.
Wood is also great at providing insulation so if it’s ever used for construction then its advantages are obvious. In fact, it’s insulation abilities are better than both steel and brick. But back to paper. The FSC is an acronym for Forest Stewardship Council. This is a non-profit organisation and it promotes responsible use of timber. Forests all over the world are certified by the FSC so they will meet the very highest of environmental standards.
THE FSC LOGO IS GOOD NEWS WHEN YOU SEE IT
Whenever you see the FSC logo you’ll know that using it won’t result in harm to forests all over the world which have been certified by the FSC.
KIMBERLEY WATSON PACKAGING – WE BELIEVE IN RESPONSIBLE USE OF WOOD
We only use packaging from FSC accredited paper mills, this means that as a customer you have peace of mind knowing that we care about the environment as much as you do. If you have any questions about what we’ve discussed today, get in touch and one of us will be more than happy to talk it through with you.
NEED CARDBOARD OR CORRUGATED PACKAGING FOR YOUR PRODUCTS?
If you require cardboard packaging or corrugated packaging that is FSC accredited then just give us a call, our details are on our contact page.