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SUSTAINABILITY (QUESTIONS)

V. Ryan 2012

 

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1. What is a sustainable forest and why are sustainable forests important?

 
 
 
 
 
 
1. The logo shown opposite is sometimes printed on timber and packaging.
Explain the meaning of this logo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. The logo shown opposite is sometimes printed on timber and packaging.
Explain the meaning of this logo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1. What is a sustainable forest and why are sustainable forests important?

 
A sustainable forest is a forest that is carefully managed, so that as trees are felled they are replaced with seedlings, that eventually grow into mature trees. This is a carefully and skilfully managed system. The forest is a working environment, producing wood products such as, wood pulp for the paper / card industry, and wood based materials for furniture manufacture and the construction industry. Great care is taken to ensure the safety of wildlife and to preserve the natural environment.

Sustainable forests are the result of a commonsense policy, to replace trees that are felled so that forests continue to exist, providing natural materials for us all. A sustainable forest is constantly renewed.
 
 
 
1. The logo shown opposite is sometimes printed on timber and packaging.
Explain the meaning of this logo.


FSC - The forest Stewardship Council promotes the responsible management of forests for example, sustainable forestry. This usually means that, for every tree cut down, at least one sapling is planted, replacing ‘felled’ mature trees. The FSC has defined high standards of forest conservation and management. Any packaging with the FSC logo has been manufactured with conservation and the environment in mind.
 
2. The logo shown opposite is sometimes printed on timber and packaging.
Explain the meaning of this logo.


The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), promotes sustainable forestry. It is an international non-profit making organisation. It works to influence the entire supply chain, so that timber is produced to high ecological, social and ethical standards. Its logo can be applied to wood products, that have been produced from certified sustainable forests.
 
 
 
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