FSC Friday at March

Jan French March mayor and Mike Fadden MD of Smurfit Kappa planting tree to mark FSC Friday at Smurfitt Kappa..
Jan French March mayor and Mike Fadden MD of Smurfit Kappa planting tree to mark FSC Friday at Smurfitt Kappa..
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A MARCH company marked FSC Friday, an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of responsible forestry, with a special event last week.

Smurfit Kappa March opened its doors on Friday for the day, which is organised by the Forest Stewardship Council.

March Mayor Jan French went along and planted a tree at the site, along with unveiling a plaque to commemorate the first FSC Friday event to be held at Smurfit Kappa March.

Pupils at Westwood Junior School were invited to design a poster for responsible forestry and the winner as chosen by Cllr French was Elise, from Class 10, who was awarded free sponsorship of a WWF orangutan, plus a T-shirt and chocolate.

The two runners-up were Bobby, from Class 10, and Brooklyn, from Class 12, and they received eco-friendly back-to-school kits, including landfill pens and a pencil case made from old car tyres.

FSC Director General Andre de Freitas said: “Forests give us so much, and FSC Friday is a celebration of that. We want to engage consumers to think responsibly about forests even further.”