Setting the record straight on deforestation in Canada
(04 October 2019) – There’s no question that deforestation is a serious global issue with climate change consequences. The massive fires in the Amazon and Indonesia are just the most recent examples. But there’s also a lot of misinformation about deforestation, about where it’s occurring, and what its major causes are.
For starters, simply cutting down a tree is not deforestation, according to United Nations’ definitions. Removing trees or forests and replacing them with . . . Read the rest of the post here
Press Release – Most Canadian packaging board now 100% recycled content
(12 September 2019) – Most of the paper packaging material made by Canadian mills today is 100% recycled content. Old corrugated boxes and cartons are collected from the back of factories and supermarkets; used paper from offices; and a wide range of paper material gathered and sorted from residential (Blue Box) programs across the country.
It wasn’t always the case, says John Mullinder, executive director of the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC), which has been tracking and promoting . . . Read the rest of the post here
What does “100% reusable, recyclable, or, where viable alternatives do not exist, recoverable” actually mean?
(23 July 2019) – These are the words in the Ocean Plastics Charter that Canada signed along with other G7 countries except Japan and the US. But what do they actually mean?
First the 100%. That means all, right? Everything. So, there will be no plastic waste then? Or does the 100% only refer to the re-usable part? 100% re-usable? Are all plastics 100% re-usable? Don’t think so. Or maybe it’s 100% reusable . . . 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!