Has a constant stream of negative press questioning recycling’s effectiveness led some consumers to worry about whether recycling is “worth it?” Fortunately, there is good news to share. Survey data released by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) in its 2018 Campaign Impact Report reveals that 83 percent of consumers surveyed agree recycling paper of all kinds is still worthwhile. The P+PB Impact Report also shows that the paper and packaging industry is viewed more favorably than other materials industries including plastics and that just over 6 in 10 (62 percent) of those surveyed agree that paper’s benefits outweigh the risks when considering paperboard/packaging, paper and the environment. “What these numbers and the data in the full report suggests,” says Mary Anne Hansan, president of the Paper and Packaging Board, “is that when consumers are aware of the benefits of choosing paper and paper packaging, these materials remain valued choices.” Click Read More bellow for additional information.
“Third-party forest certificationMyanmar MFCS systems are critical actors to ensure Myanmar timber products are accepted by international markets”, said Mr Khin Mg Yi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), at the launch of Myanmar’s third party timber certification system by the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC).
“Myanmar had a long established and successful history of forest and timber management and related laws.
In parallel with democratically people-centred political, economic and social reform, Myanmar has been conducting forest sector reforms to conserve forest resources,” Mr Khin Mg Yi stressed.
MFCC’s timber certification system is an important building block as the country continues to develop a national forest certification system in line with PEFC requirements.
This launch marks phase oneMyanmar MFCS 2 of the Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System (MTLAS), and forms part of a 3-year project by MFCC and PEFC to support the country as it transitions to the sustainable management of its forests.
Richard Laity, PEFC Development Officer, South East Asia, offered some opening remarks, noting the development of the system through a multi-stakeholder approach.
“Forest certification is particularly advantageous in terms of it being market focused and offering an increased opportunity for, and access to, international markets and trade for Myanmar,” Richard highlighted.
more at: https://pefc.org/news-a-media/general-sfm-news/2602-myanmar-lays-the-foundations-for-sustainable-forest-management