What do the labels mean?

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FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world: from toilet roll to your favourite book, that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does it all mean?Simply put, all of our labels provide you with an assurance that the product you are buying is made from from responsible sources and have been verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards.


FSC 100% labels identify products which are made of 100% virgin material from FSC-certified forests.

FSC MIX labels identify products which are made with a combination of FSC virgin fibre, and/or recycled materials with Controlled virgin fibre. The mobius loop represents the total pre and post consumer recycled fibre.

FSC Recycled labels identify products which are made with 100% recycled fiber. The mobius loop represents the total pre and post consumer recycled fibre.


Why does FSC have a recycled label?

The FSC Recycled label was introduced in order to recognise the important role that recycling paper and timber plays in protecting the world’s forests. Unlike general ‘recycled’ claims, which require no verification, the FSC Recycled label provides assurance that all the wood or paper in a product has been verified as genuinely recycled. Reclaimed materials can also be used in products carrying the FSC Mix label, however only products containing 100% recycled material can carry the FSC Recycled label. Learn more about FSC and Recycled Materials here.

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