Cascades, a leader in the recovery and the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, is pleased to announce that its line of UltratillTM products was selected by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association as the recipient of the CPIA Sustainability Award. This prestigious award was accepted by Mathieu Roberge, Products and Processes Development Manager at Cascades, during the CPIA Plastics Industry Leadership Awards Dinner held in Toronto on June 15th.
The Sustainability Award recognizes the leadership and level of effort invested by Cascades in order to provide green products to the food industry. Specifically designed to meet the needs of mushroom growers and packers across North America, UltratillTM contains 80% recycled post-consumer material, while continuing to meet the stringent demands of the packaging process.
Lighter than traditional containers, UltratillTM is solid, resistant and recyclable. Its production is based on improved manufacturing processes that require fewer raw materials, and this further contributes to reducing the product's environmental footprint. In addition, UltratillTM reduces CO2 emissions by 62% during its life cycle compared to other mushroom containers made of HIPS.
"We truly appreciate this public recognition," stated Mathieu Roberge. "Developing UltratillTM represents a major innovation enabling Cascades to provide clients with packaging whose environmental footprint has been minimized. This accomplishment has once more earned us industry recognition, which is very gratifying. We are particularly proud of the whole team and how it has demonstrated leadership in environmental performance!"
About the CPIA Plastics Industry Leadership Awards
CPIA Awards provide an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to Canada's plastics industry. Sustainability Awards - Nominee's contributions could be for efforts related to sustainability in recycling or for products or packaging that has been produced in Canada and contains at least 20% recycled plastic.
About the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is the national voice of Canada's plastics industry, representing the interests of processors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and brand owners across the country. Visit http://www.plastics.ca for more information.
To learn more about Cascades' UltratillTM, visit our website at food-packaging.cascades.com.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs close to 11,000 employees, who work in over 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
The Consumer Products Packaging sector of Cascades Specialty Products Group designs and manufactures packaging for fresh produce that meets the needs of food and fast food markets, including the consumer goods sector.