The campaign for the collection of waste paper starts in Moscow

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In the offices of the Segezha Group and JSC “Leader-invest” (included in AFK “System”) will be organised places for waste paper from March 24. The organiser of the environmental campaign “I choose the forest!” The forest stewardship Council of Russia Forest Stewardship council (FSC) intends to transfer the collected materials to be recycled. Of waste paper will make napkins, paper towels and other products. This was reported in the press release of the Segezha Group.

FSC in the framework of offers to organize the collection of waste paper in your office or school to everyone. You need to register on the campaign website, collectively, to collect cardboard and paper, and from March 27 to April 10 the raw materials take the machine FSC. For export minimum weight of paper shall be 50 pounds.

FSC is an international organization that developed a certification system for pulp and paper products, recognized in more than hundred countries . Certificate unable to companies operating in the industry, based on annual inspections. Standard certification in Russia was registered in 2008. Action “I choose the forest!” dedicated to the International day of forests is celebrated on March 21.

In Russia there is no statistics on the use of paper in offices. At the same time, the Agency for environmental protection United States estimated that each year the average office worker uses about 10 thousand sheets of paper. In this country, which is home to 5% of the world population, accounts for 30% of world paper consumption. The costs of using paper in the office can be 13 to 31 times higher than its cost.

In January the United Nations (UN) adopted its first Strategic plan on forests. Among his goals: to increase the area of forests in the world at 120 million hectares by 2030, to improve conditions for existing, to set the deforestation, improve the livelihoods of people whose well-being depends on the forest and others. Mandatory standards and indicators, which should reach each country in the document no.

According to Greenpeace, between 2000 and 2013 forests in the world has lost 7.2% of its area (91.9 mln ha). This is due to the uncontrolled forest industry.

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