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Emerald Brand to receive Canopy Rating

March 29, 2011
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NEW YORK — Paradigm Group has announced that its Emerald Brand tree-free paper products have received a rating of "Environmentally Improved" from Canopy — a leading advocacy group for sustainable paper products in North America, according to a press release.

Canopy is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild places, working with the business community and public to create a sustainable supply chain, the release noted.

"Canopy''s rating reflects our tireless commitment to improving our product while protecting our forests," said Ralph Bianculli, Jr., director of Paradigm Group.

"It''s an honor to be recognized by this organization, as we work toward the common goal of creating a more environmentally-friendly marketplace," Bianculli added.

According to the article, Emerald tree-free products are less expensive than their traditional counterparts because they''re made from bagasse — or sugar cane pulp — which is a cost effective alternative to traditional materials.

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