Thursday, 04 April 2019
All wrapped up: FSC UK exhibits at Packaging Innovations
The world of packaging is in flux and those in the industry are working hard to rethink and reform their products. Testament to this is the record-breaking visitor numbers at the NEC’s Packaging Innovations 2019. The show was buzzing and nowhere more so than on the FSC UK stand, which received hundreds of visitors over the two days of the February event.
Paper-based packaging can protect goods, provide product information and be both biodegradable and easily recyclable. Forests can also provide fibre to make cellulose-based plastics and films.
However, forest-based materials such as these can also be the product of deforestation or poor forestry practices: a threat not only to the world’s forests but also to business and brand reputation.
Through responsible management of forests, the FSC certification system can help to secure a long-term source of paper and other forest-based products. FSC can enable you to demonstrate your commitment to responsible forestry to your customers.
Packaging can carry the FSC label if it is produced using FSC-certified materials under a valid FSC chain of custody certificate. Including the FSC label on packaging is a great way to capitalise on one of its key functions: promotion.
This is particularly important in packaging and other applications where sustainability can be a key differentiator. Brands that use FSC-labelled packaging can be granted authorisation to promote it using the iconic FSC trademarks under an FSC trademark licence, thus facilitating online, offline and in-store promotions.
FSC UK marked the opening day of the Packaging Innovations exhibition with the launch of its new 'FSC Packaging' brochure.
This sector-specific publication aims to bring together advice and information for those working in the packaging industry or specifying FSC-certified packaging. It follows the successful launch of the 'FSC in Print' brochure for the print sector in September 2018.
Download the FSC Packaging brochure