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Cascades Ups Post-consumer Content to 50 Percent

September 22, 2009

While most paper companies provide environmental products with 30 percent post-consumer content, Cascades, one of the few remaining Canadian-based paper manufacturers, has taken a significant environmental step by increasing its green-paper lines to 50 percent post-consumer content (PCC).

Rolland Opaque50, Rolland Hitech50 and Rolland ST50 are now made with 50 percent PCC and 50 percent virgin fibre that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). These products proudly carry both EcoLogo and FSC certifications and are made using renewable biogas energy. The company, based in St. Laurent, Quebec, also carries various 100 percent PCC products – under its Cascades Fine Papers Group Inc. division.

"We believe that there should be more environmentally friendly choices than 10 percent, 30 percent and 100 percent recycled papers in the market,” said Normand Lecours, VP of Sales and Marketing at Cascades. “Our 50 percent post-consumer product line represents one more step forward. It is a way to give life to our philosophy.”

Cascades also recently purchased the Canadian assets of Sonoco Recycling, as well as  the recovery assets of Yorkshire Paper Corporation through its subsidiary Metro Waste Paper Recovery. Both companies provide the retail sector with on-site collection services of recyclable materials, such as corrugated containers, paper and plastics.

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