Cascades Achieves First Revised EcoLogo Paper Products Certification
TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - The EcoLogo Program, one of North America's
most recognizable eco-labels, announced today that it has awarded the
first certification to Cascades Fine Papers' Rolland Enviro100 against
its recently revised Paper Products Standard.
"The EcoLogo Program has been working diligently on the revision of its
Paper Products Standard, ensuring it goes beyond single aspects such as
recycled content to cover multiple environmental impacts," says Dr.
Angela Griffiths, Executive Director of the EcoLogo Program. "We
congratulate Cascades on their recertification against this updated
standard and for demonstrating leadership in protecting environmental
and human health."
The Rolland Enviro100 family of products with 100 per cent post-consumer
fiber has been designed to have the smallest environmental footprint.
This high quality paper is suited for various office needs, as well as
for commercial and digital printing and book publishing. Manufactured
in Canada, the fibers are de-inked without the use of chlorine and the
paper is made using renewable biogas energy. Water consumption and air
emissions from the Rolland mill are one the lowest in the industry.
After passing the independent, third-party audit component of the
EcoLogo Program, Rolland Enviro100 products received certification.
"The holistic approach taken by EcoLogo is perfectly in line with
Cascades' vision. In order to be truly environmental, all aspects of
the paper production that have an impact must be considered and
reduced," comments Julie Loyer, Communication and Sustainable
Development Manager for Cascades Specialty Products Group.
EcoLogo's Paper Products Standard was developed using a multi-parameter
approach that identifies the most important environmental indicators
from all stages of the product's life cycle. This standard includes all
printing, office and fine papers. Newsprint is also included.
This standard has been developed to identify the top overall
environmental performers on the market. The criteria allow for a
flexible approach to reducing the burden of paper production. The
reduced potential impacts on the environment can include: lower noxious
emissions to water; lower wastewater discharge levels; higher recycled
content; lower amounts of solid waste; a lower potential contribution
to acid rain and climate change; reduced energy use, and the adoption
of best forestry practices and habitat conservation.
The multi-attribute approach applied in EcoLogo's Paper Standard builds
on and extends programs that focus on single attributes such as forest
management or recycled content to ensure a broader perspective on
environmentally preferable products. As part of certification, the
EcoLogo Program will require additional product disclosure (e.g., for
forest management, whitening methods, and recycled content).
For more information about EcoLogo's newly revised standard, visit www.ecologo.org, click on "Our Standards" and choose CCD-077 for Paper Products.
About Cascades Fine Papers Group:
A member of the Specialty Products Group, Cascades Fine Papers Group,
located in Saint-Jérôme (QC), is a leader in the manufacturing of
ecological fine papers and security papers in Canada. Conscious of the
environment, the Group uses 50% and 100% recycled fibres in its
products and continuously makes efforts to reduce its ecological
footprint on the planet.
EcoLogo is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-labeling program approved
by the Global Ecolabelling Network, an international association of
eco-labeling programs, as meeting the ISO 14024 standard. Originally
formed in 1988 by the Canadian Federal Government and now managed by
TerraChoice, EcoLogo is now one of the most recognizable eco-labels in
North America. EcoLogo is a Government of Canada official mark used
under license from Environment Canada. TerraChoice is not an agent of
Environment Canada. In 2010, The Program became part of the UL global
network, significantly expanding its reach as a leading certifier of
the world's most sustainable products. For more information, visit www.ecologo.org.
SOURCE EcoLogo Program
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