The various measures implemented by Cascades Tissue Group in Lachute have resulted in the recovery of 88.9% of waste generated by the mill, notably in partnership with the regional agricultural sector. Not only is the mill producing 100 % recycled paper with a certified chlorine-free process, it has now turned its attention to reducing manufacturing waste: "By way of various industrial ecology projects, the quantity of waste destined for disposal in landfills will gradually diminish, and eventually, we hope, be completely eliminated" said Suzanne Blanchet, President and CEO of Cascades Tissue Group.
Cascades Tissue Group in Lachute manufactures a wide range of tissue products (paper hand towels, bathroom tissue, antibacterial hand towel, etc.) for the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors. Its business plan is firmly oriented towards continually improving its environmental performance, a direction confirmed with its 2009 mill expansion, currently in the process of becoming the first of its kind to hold a LEED-NC certification in Canada.
RECYC-QUÉBEC promotes responsible management of residual through its "ICI ON RECYCLE!" Program to recognize Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) establishments who meet the goals of the programme. The Performance level recognizes establishments that have achieved outstanding results in reclaiming waste they generated by implementing reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery measures, as proposed in the 1998-2008 Québec Residual Materials Management Policy. Establishments must also have held awareness-raising and information activities on waste management in their organization.