Singapore

New labelling for paper products

A revamped certification and labelling scheme, aimed at tackling business practices that cause the haze, will be launched next month.

The enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme for pulp and paper products will have more rigorous criteria benchmarked against environmental practices used in the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) said yesterday.

Assessment criteria for certification will now include the way companies prevent the outbreak of fire on their plantations, as well as how they manage their environmentally sensitive peatlands. SEC chairman Isabella Loh said the enhanced scheme will provide consumers with a more reliable green label when shopping for environmentally sustainable paper products. - THE STRAITS TIMES

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