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Cascades to launch 100 per cent recycled food waste bag

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

Sustainability Cascades Inc. compostable food waste paper bag Recyclable Recycled

New double-layer paper bag is compostable, too.

Cascades Inc., headquartered in Kingsey Falls, Que., has announced it is launching a food waste bag made of 100 per cent recycled fibers.

Manufactured in Canada, the paper bags have a double layer to prevent leakage.

This bag completes its collection of ecological household products, including yard waste bags which came out last September. Cascades bags are not only compostable, they are also EcoLogo-certified.

Since its beginnings, Cascades has been committed to the transformation of recycled materials as a means of waste reduction. The food waste bag was created to promote composting and encourage people to adopt this sustainable practice, keeping in mind Quebec’s waste materials management policy to recycle 60 per cent of organic matter by the year 2015.

For Cascades, it notes that if every family in a small city of 10,000 homes used two 100 per cent recycled food waste bags, rather than bags made of virgin fibers, every week for a year, the cutting of more than 660 trees, about the size of two football fields, would be avoided.

Yard Waste Bags

Yard waste bags may be filled with yard trimmings and dead leaves, even if they’re wet! These paper bags are the perfect alternative to non-biodegradable plastic bags. They have a 30 lb. capacity for wet leaves and can withstand 150 lb. of dry weight.


These bags may be purchased online at Boutique Cascades and in Canac hardware stores in Quebec.

About Cascades

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in more than 100 units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to serve its clients with innovative products.
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