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Letter: Green paper

In criticising the RSPB for selling Christmas cards on non-recycled paper Geoffrey Lean over-simplifies a complex issue (7 December). Mr Lean suggests that our statement about non-recycled card being "made with soft wood pulp from sustainably managed forests" may be misleading. This is not so.

We are working with UK forestry organisations and environmental NGOs to produce acceptable standards and reliable certification processes for forests and wood products. We check that RSPB paper and wood are from sustainably managed forests and that replanting is not at the expense of native forest.

When people buy products from the RSPB that are stated to come from sustainably managed forests, they can be confident that this statement has been thoroughly investigated.

Barbara S Young

RSPB, Sandy, Beds