May 27, 2015


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Winnipeg company's wheat-based paper has lowest environmental impact: report

Winnipeg’s Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc.’s recently launched wheat straw-based Step Forward Paper was found to have the lowest environmental impact compared to other copy paper in a new research report.

The company, co-founded by Winnipeg entrepreneur Jeff Golfman, Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson and former Manitoba provincial cabinet minister Clayton Manness, makes paper whose content is 80 per cent wheat straw with the remaining 20 per cent made of Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood fibre.

Jeff Golfman and Woody Harrelson, along with Clayton Manness (not pictured), are co-founders of Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc., whose wheat-straw-based paper was found to have the lowest environmental impact compared to other copy paper.

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Jeff Golfman and Woody Harrelson, along with Clayton Manness (not pictured), are co-founders of Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc., whose wheat-straw-based paper was found to have the lowest environmental impact compared to other copy paper.

The study was done by Offsetters, a Vancouver-based carbon management solutions provider.

The research report was reviewed by an advisory panel consisting of three environmental not-for-profit organizations, four industry representatives, and Prairie Pulp & Paper, which commissioned the report.

Prairie Pulp & Paper is looking to raise $500 million to build a production facility in Manitoba.

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