In the UK we use around 10 million tonnes of wood and wood products each year, and we create wood waste of 4.1 million tonnes. Wood is a brilliant material for the arts, providing material for painting and sculpture, and structure for set design. Paper and card are used for everything from the artwork itself to the programme and even tickets to the exhibition or show. However, wood and wood products can negatively impact the environment if they are not sourced responsibly.
This factsheet has been compiled to demystify the main points of confusion around the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and encourage everyone working in the arts and culture to use FSC certified wood, card and paper.