Due to its revolutionary manufacturing process, the environmental and sustainability certifications for stone paper are different to wood fibre paper. No forest management certification, such as FSC,or PEFC is required for stone paper as no wood fibre is present.
The following are various international environment standards and certificates which Rockstock has achieved or complies with. The manufacture of Rockstock has:
Environmental Choice Certification in two paper catagories (EC-10-07 Packaging and paperboard & EC-26-27 Office Paper & Stationery
click here for Enviro Choice requirements:Office paper and stationery.
and:Packaging and paperboard:
[ Look out for products bearing the government backed Environmental Choice "planet-and-tick" Logo. Its the only label in New Zealand recognised by the Global Ecolabelling Network Internationally as absolutely trustworthy proof of environmental preferability. "The potential for greenwash is rife in some product areas" says Michael Hooper from Environmental Choice New Zealand. "We are very fortunate to have an ecolabel that's more robust than most and removes the need for us all to become chemistry experts. The science has been tested by qualified independant third party assessors who have already dug deeply into the environmental aspects of the products, including the end-of -life consequences of all ingredients. Many ECNZ specifications have been acknowledged even by overseas government agencies, as among the most robust in the world. ]
(exerpt from Element magazine AUG 2011)
Stone paper (Certain Grades apply) has been certified for its material content, recyclability, and manufacturing characteristics. C2Ccertified.org ( licensed by C2CPII )
The Certification is a multi-attribute eco-label that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program provides guidelines to help businesses implement the Cradle to Cradle framework, which focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients. Unlike single-attribute eco-labels, MBDC’s certification program takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating the design of a product and the practices employed in manufacturing the product. The materials and manufacturing practices of each product are assessed in five categories: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy Use, Water Stewardship, and Social Responsibility.
The processing and milling of CaCO3 from waste stone and non toxic resin is performed under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications by two companies.
1) Calcium Carbonate: CaCo3
i. Supplied by: LIH HSIANG INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION LIMITED
ii. Website: www.lihhsiang.com.tw
iii. Certified: ISO 9001
2) The manufacturer of the resin
i. Supplied by: FORMOSA PLASTIC CORPORATION
ii. Website: www.fpc.com.tw
iii. Certified ISO 14001 .
FDA and other Tests
Halogen Free (SGS)
Many FDA and other related tests have been carried out on Rockstock products and copies of these tests are available on request should the use particular use of Rockstock demand such test results and certifications.
Gaia-concept BV in Holland have obtained KIWA certification for stone paper.