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No compromise between quality and the environment!

Our new Cascades Enviro Jet paper.

Rumour has it that recycled paper isn’t as good as virgin paper, and that its print quality isn’t up to snuff. Well, that idea is way off, it’s nothing more than a myth! This isn’t the 90s, where recycled paper was both rare and of questionable quality. Welcome to 2013!

Cascades has always worked with recycled fibres, so we know what we’re talking about. The percentage of recycled fibres has increased over the years, and in 2005 we launched our first fine paper made of 100% post-consumer fibre. I remember at the time people thought we were dreamers and told us that customers wouldn’t want it, that it wasn’t viable. Well, eight years later, close to 50% of the paper manufactured at the Rolland mill is 100% recycled!

And to continue along the lines of innovation, a new paper was recently launched: Cascades Enviro Jet, designed for commercial inkjet presses. The Cascades research team came up with a method for making high-quality paper that has excellent environmental attributes. The other papers in this category are made from virgin fibre, so it’s quite an accomplishment!

So what is inkjet printing, anyway?

You can now ask to have your documents printed on paper made from 100% post-consumer fibre, FSC®, EcoLogo and Processed Chlorine Free certified, and manufactured using biogas, a local and renewable energy. By choosing paper such as Cascades Enviro Jet, you’ll get great results with only a small environmental footprint. And the same goes for all your paper needs, thanks to our line of Rolland Enviro100 products.

Protecting the environment

For 1 tonne of Cascades Enviro Jet, compared with the equivalent of virgin paper:

As the saying goes, “a penny saved is a penny earned!” Yes, it’s those small eco-friendly things we do that make a difference. Never underestimate the impact of your choices.

In practical terms, what can we do?


What about you? Do you use recycled paper at the office or at home?