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Help protect forests and the people depending on them by choosing #FSC certified wood and paper

Help protect forests and the people depending on them by choosing #FSC certified wood and paper

helps. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo lets you know that a product has been tracked through the supply chain from its original source and tells you it’s from a responsibly managed forest. But a lot of wood products we buy are not certified. So where are those coming from, and what does it mean for people and forests there? That’s what we’ve been asking the industry on your behalf for this report. We set out to track three household products, made of tropical timber and sold in the UK, back to their source in the rainforest. A new EU law coming into force in early 2013 will mean anyone intending to sell timber products into the UK market will have to be able show where it’s come from and that it isn’t illegal. Our report suggests that UK businesses are a long way from meeting the demands of that new law.

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/campaigning/what_wood_yo...

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