Forest Certification Monopoly is a Bad Deal for Consumers

Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released its latest ConsumerGram, “Forest Certification Monopoly WouldKill Jobs and Cost Consumers.”  The report highlights studies from both ACI and other experts who warn against the negative economic consequences of monopolizing forest certification.  Doing so would cost tens of billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs, while […]

ACI in the Huffington Post: Environmentally-friendly Forests? Well, Just on Paper

Consumers are increasingly seeking sustainable, environmentally-friendly products, including wood and paper products. In fact, many consumers are willing to pay more for eco-labeled goods that come from “well-managed forests.” Often times, that eco-label means that the wood was certified to have met the standards set by one particular international forestry certification organization, the Forest Stewardship […]