Buyers of paper and timber increasingly want to know that it comes from environmentally acceptable sources. In response, rather than change logging practices, the logging industry invented its own dodgy ‘green tick’ called AFS (those logos you see on envelopes these days) to fool the public.
But retailers and the concerned public aren’t stupid. So VicForests is now claiming it wants to gain the higher standard FSC green tick. But what’s happening is that VicForests and other industry players are infiltrating the FSC and trying to force standards to be lowered to suit their style of logging.