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Kingsey Falls, QC
CA, J0A 1B0

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Fire Causes Temporary Shut Down Of Greenpac And Norampac Niagara Falls Containerboard Mills

Cascades has announced the temporary shutdown of the Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls containerboard mills following a fire that occurred on Saturday September 20, 2014, in the old corrugated containers (OCC) stock piles located outside of the mills. Both mills were quickly evacuated with no injuries to personnel. The causes of the fire are currently unknown, but local authorities are investigating to determine the potential causes of this event.

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Worm bin composting system

Worm bin composting system

Worm Factory and Worm Box composting systems utilize Red Wiggler worms and an upward migration concept to power their operation. This is a tackable, multi-tray composting worm bin system whereby worms start by eating kitchen and paper scraps in the lowest tray. When food in the lower tray is exhausted, the worms migrate upward to find the next food source, effectively separating worms from finished compost. Single trays and up to five-tray models are available.

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Worm bin composting system

Worm bin composting system

Worm composting is a highly efficient way to convert kitchen scraps, junk mail and cardboard into nutrient-rich compost for gardens. The Worm Factory and the Worm Box both utilize Red Wiggler worms and an upward migration concept to power their operation. This is a tack-able, multi-tray composting worm bin system whereby worms start by eating kitchen and paper scraps in the lowest tray. When food in the lower tray is exhausted, the worms migrate upward to find the next food source. By allowing worms to migrate upward, this system effectively separates worms from finished compost, which is then ready for plants and gardens. Gravity also pulls water down through the system, dragging nutrient-rich particles with it. This liquid fertilizer (“worm tea”) gathers in the collection tray where it is easily drained using a spigot. Plus, a ventilation lid allows proper ventilation for year round, odour free production, which makes these com-posters ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

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Oxo-degradable containers

Oxo-degradable containers

Bioxo is a line of containers made from totally oxo-degradable polystyrene foam. Bioxo containers are specifically designed to degrade within three years, unlike traditional polystyrene foam containers which can require several hundred years to degrade. Bioxo is the result of the addition of TDPA (Totally Degradable Plastic Additives), developed by the Vancouver-based firm, Environmental Technologies Inc. (EPI). TDPA technology is designed to speed up the oxidation/biodegradation process by fractioning large molecules in plastic into smaller, more easily degraded molecules. Additives are mixed into basic plastic resins at the time of manufacture to give them specific degradation properties, without compromising safety or utility.

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Cascades launches Bioxo Oxo-Degradable polystyrene foam containers

Cascades launches Bioxo Oxo-Degradable polystyrene foam containers

Cascades Inc. out of Quebec, recently officially launched Bioxo, the first product line of containers made from totally oxo-degradable polystyrene foam. Manufactured by Cascades, Bioxo containers are specifically designed to degrade within three years, unlike traditional polystyrene foam containers which can require several hundred years to degrade. “We are extremely proud to introduce this major innovation in response to wishes expressed so often by consumers and the agri-food industry,” stated Mario Plourde, President and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group (SPG). “Bioxo is the culmination of extensive research, a lengthy development process and exhaustive testing to confirm the product’s performance.”How does Bioxo work?Bioxo is the result of the addition of TDPA (Totally Degradable Plastic Additives), developed by the Canadian firm Environmental Technologies Inc. (ETI), out of Vancouver. TDPA technology is designed to speed up the oxidation/biodegradation process by fractioning large molecules in plastic into smaller, more easily degraded molecules. Additives are mixed into basic plastic resins at the time of manufacture to give them specific degradation properties, without compromising safety or utility.

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