Our Vision — A New Paradigm: 100% Tree-Free Paper ! Click here to learn more about what we do
Our Mission — Make High-Quality Paper, using Agricultural-Waste from Farmer’s Fields
Prairie Paper is pleased to announce the launch of our Step Forward Paper™ which is available nationwide in Canada through the 335 Staples Stores and on Staples.ca, and in the USA on Staples.com.
Our Step Forward Paper™ is an 8.5" X 11", 80% tree-free paper sheet made from wheat straw waste and bleached using an Elemental Chlorine-Free sequence (ECF). The paper is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Step Forward is ideal for use in home, office, and commercial printing. The customer appeal of this product is both its price, performance and environmental attributes.
Prairie Paper is a research, development, sales and marketing company and is led by Jeff Golfman (President), Clayton Manness (Chairman), a US-based venture capital group and a consortium of public sector, R&D scientists, engineers, marketing, sales and agricultural experts. After 15 years of extensive R&D, market investigation, laboratory work and successful engineering, Prairie Paper is excited about the Retail launch of Step Forward Paper™. To see the newest board members of Prairie Paper please click here.
Prairie Paper’s future plans include the construction of a factory on the Canadian prairies where there are millions of acres of straw available allowing us to produce a new 100% Tree-Free Chlorine-Free paper. The company has world wide patents pending on its process and has the potential to establish Canada as an international leader in ag-fibre paper production.
In November 2012, Prairie Paper was recognized by the Canadian printing community for our first product, Step Forward Paper™. Print Action Canada presented us with two awards: the Gold award for Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology and the Bronze award for Most Environmentally Progressive Vendor in Canada. And in February, we were presented with the Globe Awards for Environmental Excellence.