Cascades and the environment
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, transforms and markets packaging materials and tissue papers composed mainly of recycled fibres.
- We recover more old paper than any other company in Canada.
- In 2008, Cascades used 2.2 million short tons of recycled fibres, which means approximately 37.4 million trees were saved.
- Most Cascades products are made using 100% recycled fibres.
Cascades has been practicing sustainable development for a long time. It is not a trend, a sales tool or an argument for clearing our conscience. It is a result of our values, it is how we do things, and it is our philosophy. It's our DNA!
Cascades products' impact on the environment
Click on the products to find out their environmental footprint compared to the industry standard.
If each Canadian replaced 1 roll of virgin fibres double roll bathroom tissue by a roll of 100% recycled fibres, together we could save 61 000 trees.
|Tree saving per double roll bathroom tissue||0,00181 tree|
|Multiply by 33 739 900
(canadian population according to the last census in 2009)
|61 069 trees|
By switching to 100% recycled fibre paper towels, you could save 7 litres of water per roll.
|Enviro paper towels roll's weight = 111.3 gr||7,4932 litres|
Using the Environmental Calculator, discover the incredible environmental savings generated by Cascades products.