Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Authority: Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Certified: 2011

American Carton Company has been certified by SFI as a company that sources its paper from sustainable, legal, responsible vendors.

The trees used to make our paper are crops, just like apples or corn. This may sound strange, as many of us are familiar with the myth that forests are destroyed when we use paper. But here are the facts: virtually all virgin paperboard consumed in the United States today originates from certified tree farms where trees are planted, harvested, and replanted specifically to be used in packaging, paper, and other consumables. Unlike what you may have been led to believe, rainforests are not harmed during the production of paper. Rather, the milling of paper actually increases the number of trees on our planet; for every tree harvested from a managed tree farm, five more are planted, adding 1.7 million trees every day (AF&PA)!

Trees are also the most powerful concentrators of carbon on Earth. In fact, one acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and emits four tons of oxygen (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture). So, while providing us with paperboard that protects products from damage during shipping and theft on our retail shelves, managed forests also absorb carbon and help our ecosystem remain in balance.

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