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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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PPEC Blog to Introduce Myself

Hello and welcome to my first blog as executive director of The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC). I am Rachel Kagan and as of February 1st I’ve taken over from John Mullinder, but you can still find him writing about paper on his personal blog. But back to

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Time to move on

This will be my last blog as executive director of PPEC, the environmental council I have run for the past 30 years. Yes, 30 years. Unbelievable how time marches on, isn’t it? I remember my first day on the job being asked to take the minutes of the board meeting.

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What is it about pizza boxes?

What is it about pizza boxes that they always seem to get singled out for special mention? Is it the guilt we feel at scoffing down all that cheese and pepperoni? At tearing into that soft fresh crust knowing full well that our long-delayed and somewhat erratic weight-loss program will

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