Marcal Paper CEO Comments on Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark ‘Truce’

August 7, 2009

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ –This week’s “truce” between Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark clearly does not go far enough. Marcal Paper LLC, the leader in manufacturing paper from 100 percent recycled paper, says it is unnecessary to kill even a single additional tree to manufacture toilet paper, facial tissue, napkins or paper towels. Given the ability to easily make high performing, affordable paper products out of 100 percent recycled paper, Kimberly-Clark’s new agreement to manufacture paper products with as much as 60 percent virgin tree fiber is not a “truce” for the planet, and it should not become the new standard for eco-friendly paper manufacturing.

Marcal CEO Tim Spring is deeply disappointed with the decision. “Since when is 40 percent a passing grade? While I understand the negotiating process, Greenpeace needs to rethink these standards. There is no excuse to make paper from anything but 100 percent recycled fiber, especially when you consider that paper takes up a quarter of our landfill space today,” he said.

Since 1950, Marcal has been a pioneer in the paper recycling movement, making its consumer paper products from paper- not from trees. All manufacturing is sourced from paper collected curbside in blue bins, from junk mail and from printer waste.

Marcal CEO Tim Spring is available to speak about the company’s Small Steps(TM) line of high performing, affordable toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and tissue, the recycled paper industry, and why “sustainable forestry” is not a good enough alternative to using 100 percent recycled paper for making household paper.

About Marcal Paper Mills, LLC, www.marcalsmallsteps.com

Since 1950, Marcal Paper Mills, LLC. products have been made from premium recycled paper. The company is committed to producing high quality, performance paper products at an affordable price. Marcal manufactures paper towels, bath tissue, facial tissue and napkins for home consumption and to distributors for away-from-home use in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, offices, factories, and schools.

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