Cascades will now package its reams of copy paper in a more ecological fashion, by using a wrapper that is 100% recycled and recyclable. What could be more logical than to provide paper that already has a smaller environmental footprint in a wrapper that is environmentally friendly! Traditionally, ream wrapper is made with virgin paper with a plastic layer that acts as a humidity barrier. Cascades have developed a new wrapper that provides the same protection and is produced using 100% recycled fibre.
As an environmental benefit, the new packaging can be recycled with regular office paper which reduces waste that goes to landfill. The old plastic coating is a contaminant that significantly complicates the recycling process. To further enhance the greening of our new wrapper we are using biodegradable inks and have reduced the ink coverage.
Did you know that using 24 reams of 8.5 x 11, 100% post consumer recycled paper, instead of virgin paper, saves the equivalent of one tree and reduces the atmospheric emissions by 65 kg?