MAY 2010
                                        

Atlantic Packaging closes Ontario plant

Toronto-based Atlantic Packaging Products is closing its recycled newsprint plant located in Whitby, Ontario.

According to Atlantic Packaging, a combination of the decline in newsprint demand, the rising value of the Canadian dollar and the increased costs for raw materials gave it no choice but to close the facility.

The closing will affect 151 employees at the plant which was Canada’s first 100 percent recycled newsprint manufacturer.