Three eco-friendly companies well-positioned to grow post COVID-19

By Tim Nash, InsideOttawaValley, April 21, 2020 (...)I would have never picked toilet paper to be the hot commodity as society faces a global pandemic, but here we are. Cascades is a Quebec-based company that makes tissue paper and packaging from recycled materials. The company is the most sustainable toilet paper manufacturer in Canada and is well positioned to take advantage of the growing demand for eco-friendly home-delivery and takeout packaging.

Long considered a leader in developing a closed-loop or circular economy, Cascades uses recycled fibres for 84 per cent of its paper products. The remaining materials are sourced using a strict procurement policy that prioritizes fibre suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). In 2015, Cascades set ambitious sustainability targets for 2020, and I’m excited to see how much further they’ll push the targets with their next five-year plan. Cascades was #49 on the 2020 Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Companies in the World list.

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