An Interview with Carl Blanchet, Owner of Cascades

Founded in 1964, Cascades has been providing affordable and sustainable products to consumers for decades. Committed to the environment in both his personal and professional life, Carl Blanchet truly knows what it means to live a greener, more eco-friendly existence.

Tell us about your eco-inspired company!

Since the beginning in 1964, Cascades has respected the environment by recycling and reducing the use of natural resources, as much as possible. We have used 5 times less water than the industry and produced 50% less CO2 emissions in our operations since 1990. We have a R&D Center which focuses its innovation on sustainable development approaches.

How do you choose to go green in your own life?

By recycling, composting, by using eco-responsible products and recycling my clothes. I educate my child of the importance of respecting the environment via many simple gestures. I drive a car with low gas consumption.

Guilty green pleasure?

I like to grow my own vegetables in my own garden.

Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

Each small gesture counts. In the long-term, sustainable development is profitable. A company has to walk the talk and be constant in what they say and what they do. Employees are proud to work for a green company. It enhances the sense of belonging.