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First FSC Recycled certification in Canada

Cascades Fine Papers Group's "green mill" in Saint-Jrme has received the Forest Stewardship Council cer...


Cascades Fine Papers Group’s "green mill" in Saint-Jrme has received the Forest Stewardship Council certification FSC Recycled. This certification authenticates that the product has 100 per cent post-consumer content, taking the whole process into account, from the raw material to the consumers.

"Cascades Fine Papers Group," noted Denis Jean, president and CEO, "is the first and only Canadian fine paper manufacturer to be awarded the FSC Recycled Certification. It is the result of outstanding teamwork between the management team of the mill in Saint-Jrme and the team at the de-inking mill in Breakeyville, whose pulp is also certified FSC Recycled."

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-profit association whose membership comprises environmental and social groups as well as progressive forestry and wood retails companies, working in partnership to improve forest management worldwide.

FSC Recycled certified products are New Life DP100, Rolland Enviro100, Rolland Enviro Edition100 and Rolland Inspiration Ecofibre. They are available on making orders under certain conditions.

Cascades undertook some time ago to become the leader in the ecological production of fine papers, both in manufacturing processes and in the choice of raw materials. Cascades fine papers products offer includes other products with various levels of post-consumer content up to 100 per cent. Many papers produced by Cascades are also certified EcoLogo (ECP-77) from Environment Canada’s Environmental Choice Program and PCF from the Chlorine Free Product Association (CFPA).

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, transforms and markets packaging products, tissue paper and fine papers, composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs nearly 15,600 men and women who work in some 140 modern and flexible production units located in North America, in Europe and in Asia. Cascades shares trade on the Toronto stock exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

Contact Robert Boivin at 514-282-2659 or robert_boivin@cascades.com


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