InvitationBox is so excited to tell you that we’re doing our part to help reduce our carbon footprint through the use of recycled paper and FSC and SFI-certified paper to manufacture our invitations. Many people find it hard to understand this “eco-geek” jargon, so we’ve broken it down and offered up as much information about our processes as we can.
Our Green Efforts
- Use of Cougar Paper for Digital Designs
- 10% Post-Consumer Fiber Content
- Sustainable Forest Initiative(SFI) Certified
- Forest Stewardship Council(FSC) Certified
- Fully Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) and Lignin Free
- Manufactured Acid Free
- 30% Post-Consumer Waste Fiber Content
- Paper Manufactured Using Green-e Certified Renewable Wind-Generated Electricity
- Over 15,000 Combined Green Items Available!!
- InvitationBox.com donates a portion of its revenue on all InvitationBox Green items to the Conservation Fund.
What exactly is FSC and SFI-certified paper?
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper is taken from FSC-certified forests. The Forest Stewardship Council assesses and certifies those who manage care of the forests. This covers anywhere from conserving water properly to treating those that care for the trees. FSC paper isn’t necessarily recycled but is made from trees that come from sustainably harvested forests. SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) is also another auditor of forestry practices. Both of these organizations ensure that forests are being run in a sustainable and responsible manner.
What is Cougar® paper?
Cougar paper is a paper used for digital printing that is part of the Domtar® paper line. Not only is it a high-quality paper, it is FSC-certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified. It also features 10% post consumer recycled materials and certified fiber.
What is in paper that uses post consumer fiber content?
Many of our invitations use 10% of post consumer fiber content meaning part of it is made with paper that has already been used and is being recycled and used again! Not to worry – this does not affect the appearance of your invitations.
What does it mean when paper is ECF and Lignin-free?
ECF (elemental chlorine free) is a paper bleaching method that uses chlorine dioxide to bleach wood pulp. Using elemental chlorine gas during bleaching causes the formation of harmful carcinogens. Lignin is a natural component of wood that ends up breaking down and causing paper to erode.
InvitationBox.com does its best to use the best environmental practices available to provide you with a range of products that are environmentally sound and sustainable. You will be able to use the most beautiful invitations that are eco-friendly – all without compromising quality.