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Cascades wins sustainability award

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Design & Innovation Sustainability Canadian Plastics Industry Association CPIA Sustainability Award Ultratill

Green packaging and tissue products manufacturer takes home the CPIA Sustainability Award for its Ultratill products line.

KINGSEY FALLS, QUE—Cascades, a leader in the recovery and the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, is the recipient Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s CPIA Sustainability Award for its line of Ultratill products

This prestigious award was accepted by Cascades products and processes development manager Mathieu Roberge during the CPIA Plastics Industry Leadership Awards Dinner held in Toronto on June 15, 2015..

The Sustainability Award recognizes the leadership and level of effort invested by Cascades in order to provide green products to the food industry. Specifically designed to meet the needs of mushroom growers and packers across North America, Ultratill contains 80 per cent recycled post-consumer material, while continuing to meet the stringent demands of the packaging process.

Lighter than traditional containers, Ultratill is solid, resistant and recyclable. Its production is based on improved manufacturing processes that require fewer raw materials, and this further contributes to reducing the product’s environmental footprint.

In addition, Ultratill reduces CO2 emissions by 62 per cent during its life cycle compared to other mushroom containers made of HIPS (high impact polystyrene).

“We truly appreciate this public recognition,” states Roberge. “Developing Ultratill represents a major innovation enabling Cascades to provide clients with packaging whose environmental footprint has been minimized. This accomplishment has once more earned us industry recognition, which is very gratifying. We are particularly proud of the whole team and how it has demonstrated leadership in environmental performance.”

CPIA Awards provide an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to Canada’s plastics industry. Sustainability Awards – Nominee’s contributions could be for efforts related to sustainability in recycling or for products or packaging that has been produced in Canada and contains at least 20 per cent recycled plastic.

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is the national voice of Canada’s plastics industry, representing the interests of processors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and brand owners across the country. Visit for more information.

To learn more about Cascades’ Ultratill, visit

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. More company information can be found at


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