Earth Day messages and actions around reducing, reusing and recycling have been a great success. But when it comes to wood products like paper and lumber, consumers have two ways to take care of the forests – buying recycled and certified products.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) promotes responsibly managed forests in North America and around the world. Consumers can look for the SFI label to know they are buying paper or wood from responsible sources – whether it is reams of paper, packaging, lumber or furniture.
Next time you head out to pick something up from the store; don’t limit yourself to looking only for a recycled label on the packaging. By looking for both recycled goods and products from well-managed forests, you are encouraging responsible forest management, protecting woodlands for the future and showing you truly care about our forests and the communities that they support.