Kingsey Falls, June 25, 2014 – Cascades is pleased to announce that its line of EVOK® products was selected by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association as a recipient of the CPIA Sustainability Award. This prestigious award was accepted by Mathieu Roberge, Products and Processes Development Manager at Cascades, during the CPIA Plastics Industry Leadership Awards Dinner held on June 19th in Toronto.
The award supports the leadership and efforts undertaken, so to, offer green products. Introduced at the beginning of 2013, EVOK® is the first polystyrene foam (XPS) food tray in North American grocery stores to contain recycled material. In addition to providing packaging with a performance equivalent to standard polystyrene foam trays, the use of recycled material in EVOK® represents a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to Cascades standard polystyrene foam.
“We are thrilled by this public acknowledgement,” stated Mathieu Roberge. “Developing EVOK® has been a major innovation that has allowed Plastiques Cascades to offer its clients packaging whose environmental footprint has been reduced. Moreover, this accomplishment has earned us industry recognition, which is very gratifying. We are very proud of the whole team and how it has demonstrated leadership in environmental matter!”
About the CPIA Plastics Industry Leadership Awards
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% recycled plastic.
About the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)
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 www.plastics.ca for more information.
To learn more about EVOK, visit the Cascades website at www.cascades.com, or the Green by Nature Blog at blog.cascades.com.
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Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in over 100 production 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 deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
A member of Cascades Specialty Products Group, Consumer Product Packaging designs, manufactures and markets packaging made of plastics containing recycled material and moulded pulp made from 100% recycled material mainly for the food industry.
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