Resolute has received a Construction ReCycle award from RECYC-QUÉBEC, a governmental organization working to promote a circular economy and fight climate change by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering residual materials. The award recognized our Gatineau (Quebec) newsprint mill’s contributions to the development of guidelines for sorting wood debris from the construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) industry. The guidelines will serve to maximize the recovery of post-consumer wood products, diverting these materials from landfills.
Sonia Gagné, president and general manager of RECYC-QUÉBEC, presented the award to Resolute’s Caroline Morissette, environment director, and Charles Besner-Leduc, superintendent, steam plant and water treatment at the Gatineau mill, on February 20 during the Construction Recycle conference in Drummondville (Quebec). Caroline and Joël Gagné, general manager of the Gatineau mill, were key collaborators on the project.
According to RECYC-QUÉBEC, of the 560,000 metric tons of wood recovered from the CRD industry each year, 445,000 metric tons are used to produce particle boards or generate energy.