Canadian Packaging

Jingle Bells, Recycling Sells

Cascades offers new 100 per cent recycled Christmas tree.


November 15, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Cascades Inc., the Kingsey Fall, Que. global corrugated converter is at it again offering a new version of 100 per cent recycled Christmas tree.

No, it’s not an old dry pine tree scavenged from the dump, but rather it’s a recycled corrugated Christmas tree, known as the Massimo.

Standing six-feet tall, the recycled paper materials tree comes adorned with decorations right out of the box.

The Cdn $99 tree is made and sold via the online Cascades Boutique, providing a new and exciting way to think about Christmas but only with a small environmental impact.

This isn’t the first foray for Cascades to offer a recycled corrugated Christmas tree. Last November 16, 2010, Canadian Packaging magazine reported on Cascades partnership with the Reno De Medici Group of Italy to create a 100 per cent recycled Christmas tree known as the Moderno. Read that story HERE. The Moderno and a third tree, the white ‘snow-covered’ tree known as the Classico are all available from Casacdes Boutique.

While that initial effort produced a more industrial looking and shorter  tree, this year’s version—it definitely looks more festive.

Along with a great-looking tree, each purchaser of the 3,000 available trees will also receive a ‘tree-mist’ spray that they can spray onto the tree for that pine-fresh forest smell. As well, a set of LED lights is included.

While this year’s Massimo Christmas tree can be purchased via the Cascades website: boutique.cascades.com, it is in talks with retailers to carry the tree next Christmas.