As we kick off the FSC US Forest Management (FM) Standard revision process, FSC US is looking for several consultants to apply their knowledge and experience. We have identified areas of work needed to address issues identified by stakeholders, in combination with requirements embedded in the revised FSC Principles & Criteria (Version 5) and associated International Generic Indicators. Materials, analysis and recommendations developed by these consultants will inform the efforts of the FM Revision Working Group in the following areas: •Protections for Indigenous Peoples and their rights; •Family Forest indicators and guidance and associated terminology used in the standard; •FSC US Region boundaries and regional requirements. Click Read More below for additional information.
Duro®, a Novolex® brand, has earned the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certification for numerous products in its Dubl Life® line of paper bags and sacks. The products are among the first on the market to receive this leading certification, further expanding the portfolio of certified compostable products offered by Novolex.
In another first, the bags will also feature the How2Compost® and How2Recycle® labels, which inform consumers of how to dispose of the packaging after use.
The How2Compost and How2Recycle labeling systems are managed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC), whose members include forward-thinking brands that want their packaging to be recycled and composted, and are empowering consumers to do so through informative labels. The goal of these labels is to clearly communicate the composting and recycling instructions for these products to the public.
The SPC uses a rigorous assessment process in order to designate labels for use on products. The use of the How2Compost label requires testing by the Biodegradable Products Institute to ensure the packaging can be processed in a commercial composting facility.
more at: https://novolex.com/news/novolex-earns-benchmark-bpi-compostable-certifications-for-paper-bags-and-sacks/