Firm to celebrate national day

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MARCH Mayor Jan French is set to plant a tree and unveil a plaque at a town firm later this month to celebrate an environmental day.

Mrs French will be at the Smurfit Kappa March factory on September 28 to mark FSC Friday.

As world leaders in paper based packaging, Smurfit Kappa UK will be celebrating FSC Friday at all 35 sites across the UK, however Smurfit Kappa March are one of the few to open it’s doors to the local community and invite along local school children to teach them the value of responsible forestry.

FSC is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. As manufacturers of paper based packaging, FSC accreditation is highly important for Smurfit Kappa and their customers.

FSC Friday is an annual celebration of responsible forestry. Every year, schools, businesses and other organisations across the UK get involved in spreading the word about FSC and responsible forestry.

As part of the celebrations Smurfit Kappa March will be inviting pupils of Westwood Community Junior School, Maple Grove, to take part and design a poster to represent responsible forestry in recognition of the day.