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Consumption, Recycling, Sustainable Forestry, & Certification


Certification Systems

Certified Forest Products Council


Don't Buy SFI analyzes the inadequacies of the SFI system

Forest Stewardship Council

GreenBlue packaging


Scientific Certification Systems

Silva Forest Foundation

SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance accredited by FSC to certify specific forestry operations

Sustainable Forestry & Certification Watch

Sustainable Forestry Initiative timber industry's certification system set up by the American Forest & Paper Association

Sustainable Packaging Coalition includes Alcoa, Cargill, Coca-Cola, Dow, DuPont, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Exopack, Masterfoods, MeadWestvaco, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Unilever


Sources of Recycled Paper

ReThink Paper

Greenline Paper

Natural Zone

New Leaf Paper

The Paper Campaign

Real Earth

Recycled Paper Coalition

Treecycle Recycled Paper

US government Paper Calculator calculates wood, energy, pollution, & waste saved by recycled paper

from Markets Initiative:
Eco Paper Database
Eco Paper Labels


Books and Reports

Drengson, Alan, editor. Ecoforestry: The Art and Science of Sustainable Forest Use.

Hammond, Herb. Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use.

IIED. Towards a Sustainable Paper Cycle. Geneva, Switzerland: World Business Council for Sustainable Development; 1996.

Japan: Timber Takeaway: Japanese Over-Consumption-the Forgotten Campaign: A Briefing Document by Global Witness (March 2000)

Plotkin, Mark; Famdare, Lisa E. Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Rain Forest Products. Island Press.

Rainforest Action Network. Cut Waste, Not Trees: How to Save Forests, Cut Pollution and Create Jobs. Edited by Atossa Soltani and Penelope Whitney. Published in 1995 by Rainforest Action Network, 221 Pine St, San Francisco CA 94104. $10 postpaid.

Rainforest Action Network. Wood Users Guide. (Guide to tropical hardwoods and alternatives).

Rice, Tim, editor. Out of the Woods: Reducing Wood Consumption to Save the World's Forests: a Plan for Action in the UK. London: Friends of the Earth; 1995.

Smith, Maureen. The U.S. Paper Industry and Sustainable Production: An Argument for Restructuring. MIT Press; 1997.

Teitel, Martin. Rain Forest In Your Kitchen: the Hidden Connection Between Extinction and Your Supermarket. Washington, DC: Island Press; 1992. 112 p.

Viana, Virgilio M., editor. Certification of Forest Products: Issues and Perspectives.