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Celebrity backs non-wood pulp&paper

American actor Woody Harrelson is the front man for a plan to convert agricultural crop waste into paper in Canada.


October 25, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Harrelson says making paper from trees is barbaric and he believes using waste from wheat and flax converted into paper could revolutionize the paper industry.

He’s behind a plan by the company Prairie Pulp and Paper, which will be building North American’s first non-wood pulp and paper mill in Manitoba.

Prairie Pulp and Paper President Jeff Golfman says his $500 million project could employ 300 people and require between 300,000 and 400,000 tonnes of straw each year.

Offsetters, a carbon-management company in Vancouver, says the paper plan has the least amount of environmental impact of any copy paper sold in North America.

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Canada’s forest-products industry is worth $57 billion a year.

(The Canadian Press)