Wednesday, 25 June 2014
New Global Paper Vision Launched
June 25, 2014
On June 17, 2014, the Environmental Paper Network launched a new Global Paper Vision of “a forest, pulp and paper industry that contributes to a clean, healthy, just and sustainable future for all life on earth.”
More than 100 organizations endorsed the vision, including FSC members such as WWF, NRDC, National Wildlife Federation, Dogwood Alliance, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and Friends of the Earth Australia.
The Vision calls for eliminating waste and over-consumption, using recycled fibers and sourcing fiber responsibly. With respect to virgin fiber, the Vision calls for sourcing from “forest managers that have credible, independent, third-party certification for employing the most environmentally and socially responsible forest management and restoration practices. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is currently the only international certification programme that comes close to meeting this goal.”
In media coverage of the Vision, Corey Brinkema, president of FSC US applauded the new Vision for laying out a path forward that respects local communities, and balances environmental and social values with society’s need for pulp and paper.”