Popular paper brand, Reflex will no longer be certified “green” under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) system after the brand’s manufacturer decided it will continue to use wood sourced from native forest to make the paper.
Paper manufacturing giant Australian Paper now has six months to remove the FSC logo from Reflex packaging; however the manufacturer has stated that it has not used the logo for about six months, according to a report by SMH online.
The company has decided to remove the works ”controlled wood” from its FSC certification due to ”uncertainty” over interpretation of the FSC clause forbidding the use of wood from ”high conservation value” forests.
The decision comes after a string of debate between the company and conservation groups over the interpretation the clause, the SMH report stated.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit organization which provides independent certification and labeling of forest products.