15 Aug '11, 3pm

Paper Packaging Produced in Canada Nears 80% Recycled Content

While traveling in Toronto recently, a colleague shared an article with me: a brief update in the trade news. There are reportedly 30 mills in Canada capable of producing packaging grades – of those mills, almost two thirds produce products with 100% recycled content. The average has climbed consistently over the past 20 years and has reached a current high of 77%.Big surprise? Front page, headline news for the Toronto Sun or the Globe and Mail ? Not really. More like business as usual. U.S. industry statistics show similar trends. Most of the recycled fiber consumed by U.S. manufacturers ends up in packaging grades. There is also a great demand for our waste paper overseas (primarily China). And what do they do with the fiber? They make cardboard boxes. Packaging grades are one of the best uses for recycled fiber. It is a cost effective use of waste paper and delivers pro...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/08/15/paper-packa...

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