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Atlantic Newsprint Company Gains FSC Certification

Feb 26, 2008 - Atlantic Newsprint Company said that it has been awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its 100% recycled newsprint.

According to Atlantic, the certification makes its product the first 100% recycled FSC-certified news sheet in North America.

Atlantic was notified of the certification by the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance, an independent accrediting organization.

"With demand increasing for ever-higher standards of environmental performance, we expanded our newsprint line last year with new paper grades designed for printers that produce weekly flyers and directories," said Michael Booth, vice president of sales for Atlantic Newsprint.

"The FSC certification allows printers and end-users of our products to confidently demonstrate their participation in the green revolution to their customers," Booth said.

Atlantic's newsprint mill in Whitby, Ontario produces 100% recycled newsprint. The mill has an annual capacity to produce 150,000 tons and consumes more than 200,000 tons of old newspapers and magazines per year.

Atlantic Newsprint Company is a division of privately-held Atlantic Packaging Products Limited.

SOURCE: Atlantic Newsprint




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