Marcal Paper Company announces partnership with Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

Today more than ever, both businesses and consumers are committed to makingenvironmentally-sound purchasing decisions. These environmentally conscious consumerswant to be assured that the paper products they purchase are produced with recycledfiber. Furthermore, they want to ensure that this ecological thought process begins inproduction and manufacturing and continues through to the end-product.

Founded in 1932 by Nicholas Marcalus, Marcal Paper Company developed and employed technology for the recycling of waste paper into pulp—making Marcal a pioneer in thePaper Products industry to “Go Green.” Marcal Paper Company stays true to its 87-year-oldlegacy of innovation and dedication to those practices, so we are pleased to announce ournew partnership with the Northeast Recycling Council or NERC!

NERC is a coalition which engages with communities and states to promote increasedrecycling, as well as source reduction and purchasing products with recycled content.Marcal is the perfect partner for this, as it works with these same municipalities to take thecollected paper and turn it into commercially viable products for the home and office.

“Because of recycled pulp’s substantial environmental benefits,” a recent report states, “theUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…recommends…purchasing paper towels thatcontain at least 40 to 60 percent postconsumer recycled content and 40 to 100 percenttotal recovered fiber, and bathroom tissue that contains at least 20 to 60 percentpostconsumer recycled content and 20 to 100 percent total recovered fiber.” All of Marcal’stissue and towel products easily exceed the recommended minimums. Read more about thetissue industry and Marcal’s environmental leadership.

“Given Marcal’s long history of responsible environmental stewardship, becoming a NERCAdvisory Member is a natural next step. We are extremely proud to participate in thecreation of this unique, regional, closed-loop recycling program which could serve as a model for other communities and paper makers to emulate!” John Glaze, Executive VP ofSales and Marketing at Marcal.

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