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Atlantic Newsprint Wins


March 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has awarded Atlantic Newsprint Co. with the FSC certification for 100% recycled newsprint. The Whitby, Ontario-based Atlantic Newsprint is the first such FSC-certi…

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has awarded Atlantic Newsprint Co. with the FSC certification for 100% recycled newsprint. The Whitby, Ontario-based Atlantic Newsprint is the first such FSC-certified new sheet in North America.

Aside from being deemed one of the prime standards within the forest product industry, FSC certification likely also catches the aye of ecologically minded publishers of flyers and directories and consumer-savvy retailers.

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The Whitby mill began operations in 1991 and now consumes more than 200,000 tons of recycled newspapers and magazines a year. Compared to standard newsprint, Atlantic’s new FCCcertified “Fooder’ and ‘Eco’ papers have higher gloss and brightness.

Michael Booth, vice-president of sales for Atlantic Newsprint, says the FCC approval will allow printers and end-users “confidently demonstrate there participation in the green revolution to their customers. That’s important as consumers become more discerning and wary about misleading ‘green’ claims.”

Along with the FCC designation, Atlantic Newsprint can now carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified (RAC) seal, along with the EcoLogo and Green Seal certifications it earned long before.


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