I am trying to establish the acidity of paper produced with the FSC labels and any help regarding this would be greatly appreciated. I am interested in figuring out the lifetime and decay of this paper. Thanks.
FSC 100% means that all the wood in the product comes from FSC-certified forests.
FSC Recycled means all the wood or paper in the product comes from reclaimed material.
FSC Mix means at least 70% of the wood in the product is from FSC-certified material or recycled material; and 30% is controlled wood.
As far as I can tell, the FSC label tells you something about where the materials came from, but nothing about the actual quality of the paper. "FSC 100%" paper would presumably have exactly the same qualities as non-FSC paper made from non-FSC wood, and using precisely the same process from that point on.