|[January 07, 2013]
Cascades Tissue Group Receives Green Seal GS-1 Re-Certification
WATERFORD, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Cascades Tissue Group announced today that it has achieved Green Seal (News - Alert)
Standard, GS-1 re-certification of Sanitary Paper Products for its
entire line of Cascades® and North River® away-from-home towel and
tissue products. In September 2011, Green Seal made major revisions to
its GS-1 standard. The standard was first established more than 20 years
ago for products such as bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels,
napkins, wipes and placemats. Overall, it sets the environmental,
health, and social requirements for sanitary paper products and
comprehensively addresses environmental life-cycle issues spanning raw
materials, manufacturing, packaging and product use and performance.
With this latest development, Cascades now possesses the largest
offering of Green Seal-certified towel and tissue products throughout
North America today. The re-certification encompasses 114 branded
products, all made from 100 percent recycled fiber.
"Cascades has offered Green Seal-certified paper towels and tissue since
2005," said Dr. Arthur Weissman, President and CEO of Green Seal. "In
achieving certification to the revised GS-1 standard, the North River
and Cascades products continue to represent leadership in sustainability
in this industry."
The revised GS-1 standard provides more stringent criteria such as
increasing the amount of post-consumer material required by an average
of 25 percent, monitoring air and wastewater quality, and expanding
product performance and packaging requirements. Products must also
adhere to strict requirements related to qualities like weight,
strength, absorbency and sheet count and size. Full documentation of the
GS-1 standard, is available at http://www.greenseal.org/Portals/0/Documents/Standards/GS-1/GS-1_Sanitary_Paper_Products_Standard_Fifth_Edition.pdf.
"We're honored to have the most products conforming to GS-1 in the
market and commend Green Seal for their detailed, comprehensive approach
to ensuring high standards of product performance and environmental
quality," said Suzanne Blanchet, President and CEO of Cascades Tissue
Group. "Given that these papers are heavily used in North America, and
often used just once before being disposed of, it's a valuable
certification for everyone."
About Cascades Tissue Group
Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, ULC, is the fourth
largest manufacturer of tissue paper in North America. Founded in
1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue
products that are composed mainly of recycled fiber. The company employs
more than 12,000 employees, who work in more than 100 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 serve its clients
with innovative products. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock
Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS. For more information about
Cascades Tissue Group and its environmental product line, visit www.afh.cascades.com.
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