Earth Day is this week and what better way to do a good deed for Mother Nature than to purchase and use some recycled printable paper. If this sounds like something you’re interested in doing, you are probably wondering what to look for in recycled printable paper or wondering what constitutes as recycled printable paper.
In order to ensure that the heavyweight paper you’re purchasing is truly recycled, you need to make sure that it is FSC and/or SFI certified. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forest Initiative. These organizations ensure that the recycled printable paper products you purchase are of the highest quality, and are produced in line with the environmental protection guidelines.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative was started in 1992 in response to the Earth Summit in Rio by loggers, foresters, environmentalists, and sociologists, who were interested in banding together and working out cohesive 10 point program that lists their ecological and social responsibilities. The Sustainable Forest Initiative is an independent non-profit organization. All SFI products are made with fiber that has come from legal sources that meet the stringent requirements for forestry management.