CANADA: Newsprint from Waste Wood

A crowd of 500 Canadian business, industrial and political leaders gathered one day last week at a new clearing on the wooded east coast of Vancouver Island. They had come to attend the opening of the $22 million Elk Falls paper mill, first newsprint mill built in Canada in 14 years.

Inside the big, greenish concrete plant, the visitors saw a sight unique in Canadian papermaking. The wood supply clanking up the jackladder to be milled into paper was not the customary heavy, costly pine, fir and spruce; it was scraps of branches and tree tops and scrubby hemlock, waste wood...

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