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Going Green with FSC-Certified Paperboard: DrTung's Commitment to Sustainability

In a world where environmental consciousness is becoming increasingly important, the choices we make as consumers can have a significant impact on the planet. One way we can make a positive change is by opting for FSC-certified paperboard packaging. You may have heard of it, but what does it actually mean, and why should you care? 

Come along with us as we explore how the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is contributing to a greener, cleaner, and more vibrant world, and gain a sneak peek into DrTung's eco-conscious journey.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, acts as a global protector for our forests. They're not in it for money; they're a non-profit organization with a big purpose. So, what's their mission, you wonder? FSC is all about responsible forest management, ensuring trees are treated well. It involves safeguarding our forests so they receive the care and attention they need. They aim for forests to be green, socially responsible, and economically sustainable, always watching out for our planet and its people.

What are the FSC Certifications? 

Imagine FSC certifications as badges of honor for paper products, and each badge tells a unique story. There are three primary FSC certifications that you'll often come across.


FSC 100%: This certification means that the product is made entirely from wood sourced in FSC-certified forests. It's a guarantee that the paper comes from responsibly managed woodlands, promoting sustainable harvesting practices. 

FSC Recycled: When you see this certification, it means that the paper is produced from 100% post-consumer materials, encouraging recycling and reducing waste. It's like giving paper a second life, which is fantastic for our environment.

FSC Mix: This certification means the product is made with a mixture of materials from FSC-certified forests, recycled materials, and/or FSC-controlled wood.

Now that you know the ABCs of FSC certifications, let's talk a little about why forests are so important and how these certifications help the environment.

Forests are true powerhouses in nature!

They step up to the plate, maintaining our climate, purifying the air we breathe, and filtering our drinking water. They're also the ultimate hosts, providing shelter to more than two-thirds of the world's land-dwelling critters and plants as well as supporting human life all over the world. These majestic forests serve as our reliable one-stop shop for all the materials and goods we need to create a more sustainable future.

DrTung's Journey to a Greener Tomorrow

Here at DrTung's, we're passionate about protecting our environment and making a difference in the world. That's why we're taking steps in the right direction by switching to FSC-certified paperboard for much of our packaging. Our journey to reduce plastic waste is in full swing, and FSC-certified paperboard plays a vital role in this mission.

We're excited to share with you our products that have made the switch to FSC-certified paperboard packaging:

Smart Floss - The Dispenser that's Also the Hero:

We said good bye to the blister pack and plastic dispenser and welcomed FSC paperboard into our floss family. This clever packaging doubles as a dispenser, making your gum-loving flossing routine even more eco-chic. Win-win all around.

Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner - Gets an Eco-hug in Every FSC Box:

No more blister pack here!  Our Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner now rocks an FSC-certified paperboard box – another eco-awesome upgrade for your oral care.

Perio Sticks - Double Dose of Eco-Wins:

Our Perio Sticks eco-savvy packaging is 100% plastic-free, and it's not just a box – it moonlights as a dispenser! Plus, our dental sticks are made from Eco-certified Nordic Birch, two eco-victories in one!

Join Us in Making a Difference

At DrTung's, our commitment to holistic wellness extends beyond the products we offer. It encompasses the impact we have on our environment and the steps we take to ensure a greener, more sustainable future. While we haven't fully bid adieu to plastic, we're well on our way and our choice to switch to FSC-certified paperboard is a testament to our commitment to health and wellness, not only for your oral care but for the planet we all call home.

DrTung's is more than just a brand; it's a promise. A promise to be conscientious about the choices we make, to support sustainable practices, and to inspire others to join us in this mission for a healthier planet. Every box, every label, and every package speaks volumes about our dedication to your well-being and the well-being of our Mother Earth.

Thank you for being a part of the DrTung's family, and for choosing a healthier and more sustainable path with us. Together, we're making a world of difference!



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