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What’s the key difference between paper and most other packaging materials?
Paper packaging is made from a renewable resource
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What’s the largest consumer of the Canadian commercial forest?
Bugs and insects.
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What are the leading causes of deforestation in Canada?
Agriculture and oil and gas projects
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Is Canada running out of trees?
No. The harvest and renewal of trees is in balance.
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Do we cut down a tree every time we need a new box, bag, or carton?
No. Most paper packaging made in Canada is made from 100% recycled material
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Do we use all parts of the tree that we harvest?
Yes, virtually 100%. What cannot be used to make paper is converted into biomass energy to power the mill
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Are Canadian forests responsibly managed?
Yes. Some 40% of the world’s independent, third-party certified forests are right here in Canada
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Do Canadian packaging mills use responsible sources of paper material to make their products?
Yes. Every PPEC-member mill has what is called “chain-of-custody” certification
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Is paper packaging recyclable in Canada?
Yes. Virtually all Canadians can recycle boxes, bags and cartons
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Blue Box Recycling: who’s performing and who’s not

(28 January 2020) – Report card time! We’ve graded the 22 different material categories used by Ontario’s Blue Box system according to their most recent (2018) “sent for recycling” numbers.

We’ve also looked back to see how much printed paper and packaging was sent for recycling in 2003 to discern any improvements or otherwise. It was in 2003 that industry stewards .. Read the rest of the post here 

False claims and sloppy journalism add to the public confusion about deforestation in Canada

(13  January 2020) – Most Canadians find it hard to believe that the forest industry is responsible for only a tiny fraction of Canada’s deforestation. And that Canada has one of the lowest deforestation rates in the world (0.01%).

The widespread public confusion springs partly from the definition of the word itself in international agreements. Chopping down a tree or a section of forest, .  . . Read the rest of the post here 

Salmonella survives plastic crate washing test, transfers to fresh cucumber

(04 December 2019) – A scientific study just published in the international peer-review journal, Food Control, poses some serious questions about the sanitation of the re-usable plastic crates (RPCs) sometimes used to distribute fresh produce to retailers .. Read the rest of the post here 


Paper’s Circular Economy:
Video courtesy of FEFCO

Most of the boxes and cartons made in Canada are 100% recycled content.
We want them back!