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March 23, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Cascades exceeds water conservation target
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Cellulose nanofibrils may boost strength of packaging papers

The use of bio-based cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) offers potential benefits for the production of both conventional and new paper grades, according to a technical paper by GL&V and the University of Maine. >> Read full article

PAPTAC Atlantic Branch meeting announced

PAPTAC’s Atlantic Branch spring meeting and conference will be held May 25-27 in Fredericton, N.B. >> Read full article

Canadian forest products maintain green reputation

On International Day of Forests, FPAC announced that the Canadian forest industry still gets top marks from international buyers for its environmental credentials. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Cascades exceeds water conservation target

The packaging and tissue manufacturer announced on World Water Day that it has exceeded its 2015 target for reducing water consumption. The company had a goal to decrease the wastewater output of its plants to 10.6 cubic meters of water per tonne of products by the end of the 2013–2015 Sustainable Development Plan. In addition, CEO Mario Plourde says saving water leads to cost reductions. >> Learn More…


Terrapure buys dredging business in Eastern Canada

The purchase of Giroux Environment in New Brunswick bolsters Terrapure’s onsite services to the mining, refinery, municipal and pulp and paper sectors. >> Read full article

B.C. government taking action on spruce beetle

In response to recent increases in the spruce beetle population, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is committing $1 million and has designated a spruce beetle manager. >> Read full article

Symposium on managing risks of climate change set for Ottawa

Adaptation Canada 2016 is a national symposium on the preparation for and management of risks associated with climate change. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

BLRBAC Spring 2016 Meeting

April 4-6, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA >> More Info

PwC’s Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

May 4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC >> More Info

PaperCon 2016

May 15-18, 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH >> More Info

PacWest 2016 Conference

June 8-11, 2016
Location: Jasper, AB >> More Info