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New Forest Paper Mills Takes Home New Award


May 13, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

New Forest Paper Mills took home a silver award for environmental performance in the Packaging Association of Canad…

New Forest Paper Mills took home a silver award for environmental performance in the Packaging Association of Canada’s first annual Sustainable Awards.

New Forest Paper Mills is a joint venture between Atlantic Packaging Products and Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging, and is located in Toronto.

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The award was in the Canadian facility or process sector. The awards were established in order to accelerate the progress of the packaging industry in environmental, social and economic sustainability.

“We are very pleased for the recognition from PAC,” said John Cherry, president of Atlantic Packaging Products.

The New Forest Paper Mills is situated to what Atlantic Packaging refers to as the “urban forest.” The company separates fibres into long and short strands after they have been soaked and agitated in water. While some of the fibres are too small to use for recycling purposes, sediment from them is dried and sold for other uses. Additionally, the wash water is full of starch, which serves as a bonding agent for boxes and is treated in a natural, anaerobic process that generates methane, which the mill subsequently captures and burns to fuel other processes. This allows the facility to reduce natural gas requirements by 5%.


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