Maine, USA – The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF), an advocate for sustainable timber harvesting practices, proudly announces that Tanbark Molded Fiber Products, based in Maine, has achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain of custody certification for the wood pulp-based packaging it produces at its facility. This significant accomplishment highlights Tanbark’s unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship and marks a pivotal moment in advancing sustainable packaging solutions in the region.

FSC is the world’s most trusted forest certification. The FSC is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of forests. It was created in 1993 to set the standards by which forests are certified, offering assurance to consumers and businesses that the wood products they buy originate from well-managed forests. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 160 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC in the United States and Canada. For more information visit

As a key partner in promoting responsible forest management, TCNEF helps small businesses, like Tanbark, achieve FSC certification. Tanbark’s commitment to sourcing materials from responsibly managed forests aligns seamlessly with TCNEF’s mission to enhance the health of working forest ecosystems and promote sustainable practices throughout the Northern Forest region. TCNEF extends its heartfelt congratulations to Tanbark Molded Fiber Products on its FSC certification.

“We are thrilled to help Tanbark Molded Fiber Products achieve FSC certification,” remarked Ted Wright, Executive Director of TCNEF. “Their commitment to sustainability not only benefits our environment but also boosts Maine’s struggling forest products economy. By embracing responsible forestry and logging practices, Tanbark is setting an example for other Maine companies to follow.”

Tanbark’s FSC-certified products not only meet the highest standards of environmental stewardship but also provide customers with eco-friendly packaging alternatives that support a circular economy. By choosing FSC-certified products from Tanbark, businesses and consumers can make a positive impact on the environment while meeting their packaging needs.

“We are honored to receive Forest Stewardship Council certification, and we are grateful for TCNEF’s support throughout this process,” said Melissa LaCasse, Co-founder and CEO of Tanbark Molded Fiber Products. “At Tanbark, we are committed to providing sustainable packaging solutions that contribute to a healthier planet and support the forest products industry here in Maine, the birthplace of molded fiber.”

Founded on principles of sustainability and innovation, Tanbark Molded Fiber Products is pioneering the transition to eco-friendly packaging solutions while supporting the local economy in Maine. Through partnerships with organizations like TCNEF, Tanbark is driving positive change and shaping a more sustainable future for generations to come.

For more information about Tanbark Molded Fiber Products and its commitment to sustainability, visit

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Media Contact:

Ted Wright 

Executive Director, The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF) 


Phone: (207) 688-8195 opt. 2

About The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF):

The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF) is dedicated to enhancing the health of working forest ecosystems throughout the Northern Forest region. Through programs such as the Northeast Master Logger® Certification Program and FSC group certification, TCNEF promotes sustainable forestry practices and supports the responsible management of forest resources. For more information, visit