foe and fsc

It’s the battle of the acronyms!

I had been noticing more and more fsc certified products knocking about the place, and had been feeling a bit scpetical about them.  Now I feel justified in my scpeticism – which is unusual for me 🙂

I place quite a lot of trust in the Friends of the Earth, and today I read that they have withdrawn their support from the FSC, which is sad, but doesnt altogether suprise me.

And they have advice for anyone who does want or need to get some wood:

“we are deeply concerned by the number of FSC certifications that are now sparking controversy and threatening the credibility of the scheme.

“We cannot support a scheme that fails to guarantee high environmental and social standards. As a result we can no longer recommend the FSC standard.

“The best environmental choice is to repair, restore or adapt an existing item. You could buy second hand.

“If you have to buy new, make sure the timber is locally sourced.”

ht: treehugger.

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