By Avery blogger, Susanne Wakefield
Green Office Week is a great time to reflect on how we, as consumers, can make informed choices about the Eco-friendly products that we use within the office, either at home or work. In particular, paper products, as even in this day-in-age of virtual cloud storage and file sharing, paper is still heavily relied upon and still firmly routed within the workplace.
If you’ve ever wondered what the little tree logo symbolised on the back of stationery, cards and other paper materials, here is the low down — it’s a little stamp to show you care. When choosing your paper products for the office or home, it is an emblem to look for so that you can feel good about your purchase. It shows that the product manufacturers care too, they care about how and where they source their raw materials.
The FSC ‘tree tick’ logo is a certification mark awarded by the Forest Stewardship Council. This is used to certify that the particular wood product, such as paper, labels or envelopes, has been sourced from well-managed forests. This means that the products you are buying are not adding to the destruction of the world’s forests.
The FSC states: ‘FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities, including WWF, Greenpeace and The Woodland Trust.’ Their certified forests are being managed in a way that respects the wildlife and the indigenous population, providing jobs for local people and supporting local communities. The work of the FSC ensures that the future of the forests are safeguarded, either by planned replanting or natural replenishment. And the wood that is harvested from these forests is then traced from source to shop, with certification following each step of the supply chain.
Avery office products are certified by the FSC, so by buying Avery you know that the paper products you are choosing are not causing any unnecessary destruction to the forests where they are sourced. Another benefit of Avery products is that they are fully recyclable, so not only is their functionality faultless, they are the Eco-friendly option all the way.