Cascades Invests $10 Million in Eco-Friendly Venture
Cascades Specialty Products broke ground this week on a $10 million investment at the Cascades East Angus mill.
The investment will be used to build a recycled pulp unit that will enable the production of kraft type recycled pulp.
A new building will be added to the premises to house a pulper, loading platforms and a warehouse for waste paper. This unit will be able to convert daily more than 200 tonnes of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) into recycled pulp. This integration will also enable Cascades to increase the recycled content of its kraft papers from 43 percent to 70 percent.
"The East Angus plant initiated a shift a few years ago towards products that were more respectful of the environment. The integration of recycled content and the obtention of the FSC certification were some of the actions that were implemented, but also the reduction of water and energy consumption", commented Mario Plourde, president and COO.
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