The A5 and A4 prints are 300gsm 'satin' finish stock printed by a printing company who use paper from FSC certified suppliers who follow the 10 principles of forest management – meaning they only use paper supplies from forests that agree to treat the planet (and their workers) with care and respect. They also teamed up with Tree Aid in 2018 to fund the planting of up to 1,000 trees.
The greeting cards are printed by a company who use stock that is FSC Mixed Sources certified and produced at a mill that is certified with ISO 14001 environmental management standard.
What the above means
FSC Mix label means the wood within the product is from FSC-certified forests, recycled material, or *controlled wood.
While not FSC-certified, *controlled wood cannot be:
•harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights
•harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened
•harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
•harvested in forests where genetically modified trees are planted
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system.
Each greeting card and envelope is protected by a cellophane bag which is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.
The below information is from www.ti-films.com
NATIVIA® is a new generation of biodegradable films made from renewable resources (PLA bio-based resin)
Besides landfill, NATIVIA® offers a range of environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Composting: NATIVIA® is compostable according to DIN EN 13432 standards: under controlled conditions (T>58°C, rh>90%, presence of micro-organism), PLA will fully degrade into CO2, water and biomass;
Mechanical Recycling: PLA can be re-used after grinding, re-crystallisation and re-granulation;
Chemical Recycling: Possible when material will be returned to raw material manufacturer or others;
Incineration: PLA is 100% combustible, thus giving clean energy from waste.