Renewable resources

Following are articles that explore efforts by consumer packaged goods companies to use renewable materials in their packaging.

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  • Percentage renewable energy usage for 50 U.S. states

    This page contains a handy list of the percent of energy generated from renewable energy for each of the 50 states, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

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  • Starts Natural Stays Natural

    Starts Natural Stays Natural is a Web site launched by Graphic Packaging Intl., Inc. to provide the layperson with environmental information about paperboard. The site explains the life cycle of fiber, starting with trees as a renewable resource, and includes the package life cycle, where fiber becomes reusable or recyclable material for continued commercial use. The site also describes how forests are managed and provides additional data for FAQs.

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  • The American Tree Farm System (ATFS)

    The American Tree Farm System (ATFS), under the oversight of the American Forest Foundation (AFF), is the oldest and largest voluntary, third-party verification process for forests in the U.S. Since 1941, ATFS has been certifying the practice of sustainable forestry.

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  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) began in 1994 as a code of conduct for the forest products industry. Today the initiative has become one of the world's largest sustainable-forest certification programs.

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  • The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.

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  • Conservatree

    Conservatree is a one-stop source for information about more environmentally friendly paper. The site also has information on making large purchases.

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  • The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

    The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a multistakeholder association of key individuals and groups from government, industry, and academia. This organization promotes the use and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting). The organization is receptive to materials and products that meet the requirements of ASTM D6400 or D6868. On the site, you will find a list of approved products and a logo program.

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