Canada Fibers Ltd. - Recycling Industry Icon Passes Away at Age Ninety-Five

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada Fibers Ltd. (CF) today announced that one of its founders, Mr. Paul Clarfield, recently passed away at age 95.

Paul began his career in the recycling industry over 70 years ago, recovering scrap metal and paper in his family's businesses.  He went on to become President of Consolidated Fibers Canada after the company acquired the family businesses during the 1970s.  At the age of 69, he partnered with Joe Miranda and Ann Carter to form CF. Until very recently, Paul actively participated at management and board levels. 

"Paul's integrity and respect for others are pillars of our corporate culture, which will continue to guide us going forward," commented Joe Miranda, Co-founder of CF.  "Paul had a remarkable ability to ask wise thought provoking questions, which encouraged innovation.  His leadership style was inspiring and will endure," added Mark Badger who serves in leadership capacities with CF and its affiliate, Urban Resource Group Inc. 

During his 26 years with CF, Paul helped develop a highly integrated recovery and recycling operation, which is highly regarded for its broad capabilities by its expanding customer base throughout the world. 

Canada Fibers Ltd. was established 25 years ago as a Toronto-based paper recovery and marketing operation. Since then, its operational scope has broadened to include recovery, separation and marketing of a wide variety of recovered materials, comprising plastic, glass, aluminum, paper and metal materials.  Today, Canada Fiber's supply side customers include municipalities in the Province of Ontario, as well as institutional, commercial and industrial organizations.  Further, the Company is now engaged in the production of consumer and industrial products from the waste it recovers through The Urban Resource Group of companies.

SOURCE Canada Fibers Ltd.

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For further information: Mark Badger, Canada Fibers / Urban Resource Group, 416 253 0400


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