Tetra Pak Encourages Consumers to Choose FSC Certified Green Products

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Jakarta (Greeners) – Lack of consumer’s understanding and awareness in environmentally friendly products have encouraged Tetra Pak Indonesia to held a series of event to educate the public on the importance of certification system on forestry products which would protect forests but gain business profits.

Indonesia Leadership Forum will be presenting speakers from Tetra Pak Indonesia, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), WWF Indonesia, and representatives of Tessa tissue at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, on Friday (30/9).

As part of FSC partner, locally and globally, Tetra Pak wishes to introduce to its customers the certification system that would protect forests and give added value to business.

“As a company which have major concern on environment issues, it is important that our business to be sustainable and active in giving information related to forest management through FSC certification,” said Paolo Maggi, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Indonesia in a press statement.

FSC certification scheme had covered 190 millions hectare of forest around the world and more than 30,000 industries have committed to the scheme. The number had increased 81 percent since 2010 and 26 percent of FSC certification holders is in Asia and 52 percent is in Europe (Market Info Pack, 2015).

Hartono Prabowo, FSC Indonesia Representative, said that FSC Indonesia needed to proactively introduce FSC certification scheme for industry related to forest products.

“This is important to ensure that the process gone through environmentally friendly mechanism and sustainable which can be traced,” said Prabowo.

“Consumers will be easy to recognize the products if they are already certified as they will be given FSC labels in the package,” he said.

Based on a survey conducted by Paper Impact on 2007, nine out of ten consumers in Europe prefer paper as green product. Major supermarkets in Europe have also banned plastic bag and put a tax on plastic use.

Reports by SR/G03