As the Forestry Stewardship Council get set to promote responsible forestry on September 28th, Kite Packaging, one of the UK's leading packaging suppliers is reminding its online customers that by purchasing boxes from them, they too are doing their bit for the environment.
The annual celebration known as FSC Friday promotes responsible forestry and encourages businesses and individuals to consider the wood and paper products they buy and look for the FSC logo.
A spokesperson from Kite said: "Here at Kite we take our environmental responsibility very seriously as a packaging company. It is shocking that every year an area half the size of the UK is cleared of natural forests. Sixty million indigenous people and countless species of plants and animals are wholly dependent on forests to live and forests support up to 1.6 billion of the poorest people in the world.
"As a company specialising in packaging, we need to make others aware of this and develop our products to be greener and better for the environment on the whole."
Many of the boxes from Kite packaging are made from recycled materials, with some being made from quick growing wood from sustainable forests, including their range of wine bottle boxes.
A staple of the Kite environmentally friendly range is the Envirobox. These environmentally friendly, strong cardboard boxes made from reinforced single wall cardboard and was developed in association with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) in an effort to reduce the amount of packaging ending up in landfill.
A Spokesperson from Kite added: "Since the launch of our Enviroboxes, we have also introduced other great environmentally friendly products including the Enviro Stretch Wrap, which is an innovative coreless environmentally friendly pallet wrap, and also our Envirofill product, an environmentally friendly polystyrene void fill."