Environmental Initiatives

The Recycling Council of Ontario

VanRooyen Waste Solutions Inc. is a member of the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO).  The RCO is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization involved in policy, education and project work around the issues of consumption, waste generation, reduction & diversion, and recycling.  Their project mandates adhere to the 3Rs hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - in that order. Where possible they identify challenges and offer solutions.  As the only multi-stakeholder group in the province, they provide a collective and effective voice on waste issues and recycling opportunities, bringing all players around the table.

 

Environmentally Friendly Paper

VanRooyen Waste Solutions uses Rolland Enviro100 Copy paper from Cascades.  This paper contains 100% post-consumer fibre, is manufactured in Canada using renewable biogas energy, is certified ECOLogo, and Processed Chlorine Free.
This paper is used for all office printing, field logs, and reports.  The paper carries the following environmental logos.

 

RAW MATERIAL

POST-CONSUMER FIBRE:
Fibre that has been recuperated entirely from paper used by consumers through recycling programs.  It does not include mill broke.

 
ENERGY
BIOGAS:
Paper manufactured using a gas produced from the decomposition of waste in a landfill.  Biogas, a sustainable and local energy, is transported to the mill by pipeline and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
 
MANUFACTURING
ECOLOGO:
Certification that identifies environmentally friendly products. Criteria are greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy resources consumption and use of recycled fibre. Cascades is the only Canadian fine paper manufacturer that is certified.
 
ATTRIBUTES

PERMANENT PAPER:
Alkaline or neutral paper that can resist aging for more than 100 years under normal warehousing conditions.  Criteria and certifications established by the American National Standards Institute – ANSI.