A brief entry on sustainable wood.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is “an international not-for-profit membership-based organization that brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management.”
The FSC is an international organization that encourages sustainable and responsible use of the world’s forests. It sets international standards for forest management and “accredits independent third party organizations who can certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC standards”
Those of us involved in wood work, or are purchasing wood for whatever reason should keep an eye out for the internationally recognized FSC trademark and support the work of sustainable forest logging.
It is also worth noting that you can buy FSC paper and toilet roll. The symbol can usually be found on the packaging if the product has come from a sustainable source. Considering that these items are both products that we use almost without thinking lets make the effort to know it isn’t adding to the conglomeration of pressures on the world’s forests.
(I’ve been told B&Q use only FSC products and thanks to “Zoky” we have a link. Read here to see their policy on sustainable wood.)