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Sunday, 14 November 2021
Encouraging Conscious Christmas Shopping with The FSC Label

Christmas waste is a real and growing issue. As climate change concerns rise, shoppers are seeking out ways to make more eco-conscious purchasing decisions this festive season. Businesses can help by encouraging their customers to look out for the FSC tree when making their Christmas purchases.

Christmas is the biggest buying period of the year. It’s a time for people to share their love and thanks to one another, often by purchasing presents and wrapping them to gift to their nearest and dearest. The surge in consumption that occurs during the festive season brings with it an exponential rise in waste and excess. An easy way for businesses to help their customers make environmentally conscious purchases is to encourage them to look out for the FSC labels on their products.

The FSC label can be found on all kinds of forest-based products, right down to Christmas cards and wrapping paper. Looking out for the label empowers consumers to shop responsibly while also doing their part to look after the world’s forests. FSC plays a crucial role in preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity, and contributing to the mitigation of climate change. When an FSC label is featured on a product, consumers can feel confident that they are purchasing a product that supports responsible forest management. This means that the materials in the product have been sourced from a forest where trees have been harvested with respect for forest workers and the people and wildlife that call them home.

Consumer interest in eco-conscious shopping is steadily on the rise, presenting a fantastic opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their environmental and social commitments. By educating and encouraging shoppers to purchase products featuring an FSC label, businesses are helping to take care of the world’s forests.

If all of us make an effort to be more eco-conscious this Christmas, we can make a big difference to the world we live in.

If you’d like to collaborate with FSC on a Christmas campaign highlighting your FSC-certified products, please contact s.day at au.fsc point org.

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