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Catalyst Snowflake, Arizona Mill Earns FSC Certification

April 14, 2009 - Catalyst Paper said that its recycled newsprint mill in Snowflake, Arizona, has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification.

Products from this mill, which has a 347,000 ton annual capacity, can now carry the FSC label confirming that they were made from post-consumer sources, the company said.

"As a 100% recycled newsprint producer, Snowflake is already an environmentally preferred supplier," said Richard Garneau, Catalyst president and chief executive officer. "FSC certification adds to that pedigree, and we're pleased to offer products carrying this well-recognized stamp of approval to customers who value this distinction."

The certification became effective April 1 and was issued by the Rainforest Alliance's Smartwood Program. Certification of this type requires that a minimum of 85 percent of raw materials meet the FSC definition of post-consumer waste on a rolling average basis.

Comparable FSC certification has been in place since 2006 at Catalyst's Paper Recycling Division in Coquitla, British Columbia, which supplies de-inked pulp for internal use at the company's other BC paper mills.

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper




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