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Cascades honors distributors

April 27, 2012

WATERFORD, NY — Cascades Tissue Group has announced that 17 U.S. distributors and 10 Canadian distributors have received achievement awards in honor of their strong partnerships and dedications to furthering environmentally preferable products, according to a press release.

By offering to their commercial and industrial customers tissue paper products made from 100 percent recycled fiber, instead of virgin fiber, these distributors collectively conserved 255,700 trees (the equivalent of 638 American football fields) and avoided emissions of greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 12,785 cars off the road for one year, the release stated.

According to the release, approximately 20 percent of the distributor''s total greenhouse gas savings were achieved through the sales of Cascades Tissue Group''s North River products, which use Green-e certified renewable energy credits to offset 100 percent of the electricity used in their production.

"The support from these distributor partners is indispensable," said Suzanne Blanchet, Cascades Tissue Group''s president and chief executive officer (CEO).

"By honoring them with a certificate, we want to recognize their contribution in lowering our environmental footprint and in informing our buyers and end users on the importance of sustainable development," Blanchet added.

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