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2011-04-21 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House has again selected egg packaging made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain of custody certified paperboard for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This is the third consecutive year that the White House has chosen SFI products. This year's Easter Egg Roll is set for April 25th with the theme "Get Up and Go!" promoting health and wellness. "SFI is thrilled, yet...

2011-04-12 09:03:00

SFI Says Get the Facts, Ignore Pressure Tactics WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a guest column ("What to Do When ForestEthics Comes Knocking?") posted on GreenBiz.com, Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) President and CEO Kathy Abusow writes that ForestEthics' "pressure tactics" on companies are "undermining not just SFI, but all of the valued forest certification programs," which "could have unintended consequences for...

2011-04-08 14:54:00

ATLANTA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc., one of North America's largest producers of uncoated recycled boxboard, announced today that it has achieved certification to the Forest Stewardship Council(TM) Chain of Custody Standard for its Sweetwater Paperboard Mill in Austell, GA. This certification supports the continuation of sustainable fiber sourcing as the mill produces a 100% recycled paperboard product. The mill produces a variety of grades and serves major...

2011-03-28 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven companies, including four from the Fortune 500, have made new commitments and actions to stop using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) 'eco-label' on branded paper products or company publications. Aetna, Allstate, Garnet Hill, Office Depot, Performance Bicycles, Symantec, and United Stationers each made separate commitments or took actions (see below for details). "SFI's greenwashing of business as usual forest...

2011-02-01 00:37:19

Original Smith Printing (OSP) was among the first U.S. printers to make environmental sustainability a key cultural value. Today, the company continues to search for solutions that serve its clients and the world. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Original Smith Printing (OSP), a full-service commercial printer headquartered in Bloomington, IL, has been a leader in the area of "green" and environmental responsibility. In fact, OSP was among the first 6% of all printers in the United States...

2011-01-11 09:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a year after launching its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program, the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) forest certification program is celebrating achievements to date - and inviting applications for 2011. "SFI Inc. anticipated far-reaching benefits through the grant program because we know first-hand how building conservation and community partnerships...

2011-01-06 13:52:00

CREVE COEUR, Mo. and CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NYSE: SSCC) announced today that all of its U.S. paper mills have been recommended for chain-of-custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ("SFI"), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification ("PEFC") and Forest Stewardship Council ("FSC") standards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070129/SMURFIT-STONELOGO) Having its mill system fully certified allows...

2010-11-22 07:00:00

Released During World's Largest Green Building Conference, Report Focuses on Industry Ties, Weak Standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today uncovers the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) industry-sponsored greenwashing to market wood and paper products. Titled SFI: Certified Greenwash, the report proves that supposed eco-label SFI primarily serves the interests of the timber, paper, and forest...

2010-09-23 17:53:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The immense value of strong and diverse partnerships that yield benefits for forests, communities and markets across North America and around the world was evident throughout the 2010 Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Annual Conference this week. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sfiprogram/46334/ (Photo:...

2010-09-21 15:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that three new members were elected to its independent Board of Directors, supporting its balanced approach to responsible forest management. The new board members, announced during the 2010 SFI Annual Conference in Vancouver, are: John M. Hagan III, President, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences; Stewart Hardacre, President and Chief Operating Office, Habitat...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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