Posts tagged ‘packaging’

April 7, 2009

Best Online Free Tools & Resources For Industrial Designers

Best Online Free Tools & Resources For Industrial Designers -Written by waikit

a collection of the best and useful online tools & resources for industrial designers, most of them picked from different threads from the forums.

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March 12, 2009

Profit through Innovation – Best practices in responsible paper sourcing

Starting at the source: responsible forest management

Responsible forest management is the cornerstone of responsible paper sourcing. There are various certification bodies, of which the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are amongst the most well-known. The stringent standard sets out 10 principles and a series of related criteria to which forestry operations must adhere if they are to receive certification.

The roots of the FSC can be traced back to the early 1990s, when a diverse group got together to discuss setting up the world’s first forest certification organisation. Comprising environmental NGOs, indigenous peoples, forestry organisations as well as big retailers, they laid out agreements on what standards would be required and how the organisation would be orchestrated. In the 14 years since its establishment in 1993, over 92 million hectares of forest have been certified in 76 countries1. While the driver for the creation of the FSC may have come from non-regulating bodies, consumers are showing a greater awareness for these products. In 2003 alone, the amount of paper produced to FSC standards in Europe quadrupled.

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March 12, 2009

Paper, Packaging and Printing – Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SFI Paper, Packaging and Printing

Packaging factory

Retailers, printers, publishers, distributors and merchants are turning to SFI-certified papers and packaging materials to meet the growing demand for responsibly sourced forest products. SFI “percent content” and fiber sourcing labels make sustainable forestry less anonymous. They provide is a visual cue telling you and your customers the fiber used to produce paper and packaging products – from envelopes to juice boxes to magazines – is from a legal and responsible source.

SFI Inc. is one of the world’s largest forest certification programs, and it is internationally recognized and accepted. This offers the advantage of a steady supply of certified products to meet the growing consumer demand. By choosing SFI-certified products, companies of all sizes can use their buying power to improve forest management while sending a clear signal to customers they care about forests.

While recovered fiber is an attractive choice, it usually only makes up a small percentage of any paper product. An SFI label completes the equation by confirming the rest of the wood fiber is from a responsible source. There are also SFI labels available to indicate the amount of recovered fiber content in a certified product.

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