Go buy a box of Reflex brand paper

WE are so connected to each other via the Internet, but so disconnected from reality when it comes to primary production including paper production.  Indeed most Australians don’t know the first thing about farming or forestry.     So, we are so susceptible to the slick, online, marketing campaigns from the mainstream multi-million dollar environmental lobby.   Their campaigns are increasingly big on style, reinforce popular myths, and promise you redemption. In the case of an on-going campaign from the Wilderness Society this just involves you not buying Reflex brand paper.[1]

But I’m sceptical.

My experience of Wilderness Society campaigns is that they are big on propaganda, usually focused on closing down an Australian primary industry, never acknowledge that these same industries produce good products, and never acknowledge that these Australian industries are as sustainable as anything in operation anywhere in the world.[2]

According to advice from Timber Communities Australia…

“The Wilderness Society continues to make wrongful claims about the Reflex brand’s environmental sustainability credentials.

“AP’s Maryvale paper mill is certified to the Australian Forest Standard (AFS) for Chain of Custody (AS4707) while the Reflex brand is certified to both AFS and PEFC.  AP sources more than half of its wood fibre supply from Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP).  HVP is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).   Native forest pulp logs used in Reflex is supplied by VicForests, an AFS certified company which complies with AS4708 – Forest Management.

“The Maryvale mill directly employs nearly 1,000 people and is the largest employer in Gippsland.  The contractors that provide support services to the mill employ a similar number of workers so you should have little doubt as to the extent of damage the protesters can do to this industry if left unchecked.”

Consider supporting Reflex on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002547909035

And I’m buying Reflex next time I buy paper.

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References

1. Wilderness Society campaign against Australian paper

http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/forests/officeworks-targeted-over-stocking-of-reflex-paper

2. Australia’s Environment Undergoing Renewal, Not Collapse

http://www.ipa.org.au/publications/643/australia’s-environment-undergoing-renewal-not-collapse  see pages 470 to 473 for Forestry

Background

On Australian forestry and campaigns against it:

http://jennifermarohasy.com/2008/08/a-critical-review-of-‘green-carbon-the-role-of-natural-forests-in-carbon-storage’/

More here, and scroll for more…

http://jennifermarohasy.com/tag/forestry/

And for those who enjoy the esoteric, scroll down here for parts 1-12 of ‘What is Wilderness?’ http://jennifermarohasy.com/tag/wilderness/

18 Responses to Go buy a box of Reflex brand paper

  1. Ian Thomson October 7, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    If all is as in order as it seems, perhaps those affected have grounds for a damages class action.
    It is time some of these people were made accountable for their actions.

  2. Neville October 7, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Thanks for that info Jen, I’ll make sure I buy Reflex as well.

    The WS are the scum of the earth as far as I’m concerned.

  3. Dave Shorter October 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    A Wilderness Society spokesman was on ABC’s NSW Country Hour on Wednesday expressing outrage that not enough water is being taken out of production to “save” the Murray.I wonder if anyone from TWS is planning to reduce their own consumption of food and fibre or will that burden be passed down those at the bottom of the human food-chain?Apparently one Billion malnourished humans is not enough for The Widerness Society.They make poor old Marie-Antoinette look kind and compasionate by comparison.

  4. RWFOH October 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Oh, so it’s certified? It must be good then! The best certification money can buy… http://hancockwatch.nfshost.com/docs/11sep.htm

  5. hunter October 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    The misanthropy and hypocrisy behind so much of the so-called environmental movement is well on display in this.

  6. spangled drongo October 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    The Wilderness Society proudly state that the paper they use is made from plantation pulp.

    They just don’t say from which country.

  7. spangled drongo October 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    More serious green delusions:

    http://www.gurelur.org/ENG/proy-energia-eolica.php

  8. Neville October 8, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Bolt shows just how wrong Juliar’s chief climate commissioner has been over the last decade or more.

    His delusional predictions are a standing joke around Australia and yet we seem to be heading for an affirmative vote on this treasonous co2 tax.

    The tax will include a poison pill that prefers property rights on the holder of co2 credits making it very difficult for an incoming govt to wipe it out without saddling Aussies with more crippling debt.

    Perhaps the life of the credits would/should be finite and a new govt could just refuse to issue/recognise any new credits. But this will be very messy and once again proves what a disaster and embarrassment Labor govts are to Australia.

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/those_rains_the_experts_swore_would_not_fall/#commentsmore

  9. spangled drongo October 8, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    o/t sorry Jen but results from the long awaited test on Andrea Rossi’s ECat seem to be inconclusive:

    http://coldfusionnow.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/first-commercial-cold-fusion-reactor-tested-in-bologna/

  10. spangled drongo October 8, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Neville,

    the control freaks of this world are self perpetuating and ever increasing:

    https://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2011/10/government-by-control-freaks

  11. Neville October 8, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    SD thanks for that Quadrant article, a lot of food for thought there. Santamaria wrote an article years ago about the neat fit of money changing hands between ALP govts and the unions.

    While in govt the ALP handed out millions of taxpayer funds to the unions for all sorts of looney leftwing nonsense but recieved a lot of it back at election time as funding by the same unions.

    I wish some fair dinkum journo would look into this corruption and present the findings to the Aussie voters.

    It’s bad enough when the taxpayer funds the ABC to promote/encourage Labor and their leftwing lunacy at a cost of a billion $ every year, but why should we help fund their election campaigns as well?

  12. spangled drongo October 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    “I wish some fair dinkum journo would look into this corruption and present the findings to the Aussie voters.”

    Spot on! When climate science with all its dovetailing aspects pose so many more questions than answers, it is a subject that is screaming out for debate and enquiry at the highest level yet no one wants to do it.

    Why is this?

    https://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2011/10/questions-for-the-chief-scientist

  13. spangled drongo October 8, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Not to mention the corruption of the fed govt over any critical submissions to the carbon tax:

    http://www.menzieshouse.com.au/2011/10/disgraceful-4500-aussies-silenced-by-the-gillard-brown-regime.html

  14. Neville October 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    BTW Bolt will discuss AGW with 3 scientists on his TV show tomorrow at 10 am and repeated 4.30 pm channel 10.

  15. el gordo October 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Jen, in case you missed this article on the MDB.

    http://www.themonthly.com.au/guide-murray-darling-basin-water-under-bridge-kate-jennings-4012

  16. el gordo October 9, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    The NSW government is trying to unload the desal plant at Kurnell to foreign buyers under double dip La Nina conditions.

    Struck me that it was a bit like selling the harbour bridge, then on further reading I understood their interest.

    ‘The plant will be operated continually for up to four years for engineering reasons, regardless of dam water levels.’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/water-issues/with-so-much-rain-2b-desalination-plant-finds-it-hard-to-get-a-lookin-20100531-wrgh.html#ixzz1a5G2C0YD

    You see, its an expensive milking cow and the story goes that the government has dropped nine water conservation programs (which has upset the Greens) and they are no longer pumping in water from Shoalhaven even though that dam is overflowing.

    Supposedly they have to keep Warragamba below 80% capacity so they can continue to pump sea water.

  17. Macca October 28, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I don’t care who’s accreditation they have or whether the green organisations are for or against it, or whether you’re right or left. When I see that paper pulp is being made from NATIVE old growth forests, it just seems wrong to me. Surely we have enough plantations or at least the potential for enough plantations to satisfy our needs. I personally buy recycled.

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