Your question: What is the difference between FSC and recycled paper?

FSC-certified paper is different from recycled paper, as it’s typically composed of virgin tree fibers rather than pre- or post-consumer recycled materials (although recycled paper is sometimes also FSC-certified).

Can recycled paper be FSC?

The FSC Recycled label means all the wood or paper in the product comes from reclaimed (re-used) material. For example, our hot drink clutches and carriers are all made from either FSC recycled board or pulp.

Is FSC recycled?


Products that bear this label have been verified as being made from 100% recycled content (either post-consumer or pre-consumer reclaimed materials). The use of FSC Recycled products can help to alleviate the pressure of demand on sources of virgin material, thereby helping to protect the world’s forests.

Is FSC paper environmentally friendly?

The FSC is an international non profit organisation. It’s backed by environmental charities such as Greenpeace, The Woodland Trust and WWF. Their aim is to promote sustainable forestry for both environmental and social benefits.

What does FSC mean on paper?

What does the FSC label mean? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo on a forest product is your assurance that it is made with, or contains, forest-based materials from FSC-certified forests or reclaimed sources. There are three types of FSC label: 100%, FSC Mix or FSC Recycled.

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Which is better FSC or recycled?

Just 0.05m hectares of FSC-certified forest are owned by indigenous communities (compared to 50.5m hectares owned privately). But the WWF still considers FSC certification the only credible one (above the purely recycled).

What is FSC recycled?

The “FSC Recycled” label indicates that 100% of the paper fiber is recycled, and at least 85% is post-consumer waste. The “FSC MIX” label certifies that the paper contains a mixture of recycled fiber and virgin fiber from FSC sources.

Why is FSC used?

The FSC system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.

What is the best form of recycled paper?

Paper suitable for recycling is called “scrap paper”, often used to produce moulded pulp packaging.

Why is recycled paper better?

Paper used in stationery products is often a blend of virgin and recycled fibres. This is to maintain the brightness of the paper – virgin fibres produce whiter paper – while minimising environmental impacts. … Products made from 100% recycled content are usually of a lower quality than those from virgin fibres.

Should I buy recycled paper?

Recycling causes 35 per cent less water pollution and 74 per cent less air pollution than making new paper. … As paper decomposes in the ground it produces methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas. On balance it seems that recycling paper is still much better than producing it from fresh pulp.