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PLMA Show 2015: U.S. Alliance Paper Receives Green Light From Rainforest Alliance

November 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


U.S. Alliance Paper, a leading private label manufacturer of household paper products, announced that it has successfully met the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification standards. The Company will begin displaying the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and FSC seals on its products.

Studies1 suggest that while more than 80% of U.S. consumers identify with “green purchasing” in one form another, a large number of them have credibility concerns or are confused about terminology. “FSC is a worldwide organization that defines a strict set of standards that have to be met in order to display its seal,” said John Sarraf, President. “Independent Chain-of-Custody (CoC) compliance audits assure us that our suppliers adhere to responsible forest management principles, and allow our retail partners and their consumers to confidently make the right choices for the environment.”

“The bulk of U.S. Alliance Paper’s raw material purchases are virgin fiber, preferred for its superior quality,” added Steve Saraf, Vice President of Sales. “With our FSC certified products and our Earth First products – 100% recycled, with 80% post-consumer content and whitened without chlorine bleaching – we can now offer our retail partners around the country a comprehensive range of quality tiers and paper grades.”

The company will formally introduce its FSC certified products at the Private Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA) show in Chicago on November 16 and 17. Interested buyers and visitors are invited to Island Booth H2105-2209 to learn more.

About the company:

U.S. Alliance Paper, Inc. is one of the largest U.S. private label manufacturer of high quality household paper napkins, bath tissue, kitchen towels and facial tissue in a full range of paper grades, including FSC® certified fiber (FSC® C124754). Headquartered in Long Island, NY, with additional plant and distribution facilities in Phoenix, AZ, the company delivers superior price-quality products to consumers, and a competitive advantage over national brands to its retail partners.

About the Forest Stewardship Council:

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is an open, membership-led organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified. Our membership consists of three equally weighted chambers — environmental, economic, and social — to ensure balance and the highest level of integrity. FSC US is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates as a National Office of FSC International, which is based in Bonn, Germany.

1 Natural Marketing Institute, 2010

U.S. Alliance Paper, Inc.
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