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In Memorium: Don Bell

Long time corrugated industry vet Donald Edwin Bell passes away. See the PPEC and CCCA note below for a look into his life and legacy.

July 10, 2015   by Canadian Packaging Staff

PPEC and CCCA regret to inform you of the passing of Don Bell, a long-time industry stalwart, on June 26, 2015.

Among his many contributions to the corrugated industry, Don stimulated PPEC to develop a Food Packaging Protocol back in the early 1990s.

PPEC was then pioneering the recycling of old boxboard back into food packaging and was looking for health and safety guidelines that would encourage our customers to allow residentially-sourced fiber to be used in this way.

Don was at the time shepherding some Kruger recycled linerboard through Health Canada’s “No Objection” process.


We used the results of his efforts as the basis for an industry-wide Food Packaging Protocol, first published in September 1994. This covered off regular mill testing for heavy metals, dioxins/furans, PCBs, pesticide residues, and included microbiological, pathogen and total extractables testing.

He will be missed.

David Andrews
John Mullinder

The family has set up a memorial site for Don, providing family and professional life details at the Memorial Networks website – HERE.

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