The hand paper manufacturing industry is one of the main sectors that contribute to the economies export competitiveness.
It is one industry that is expected to continue to contribute to economic growth in the long term.
“I think we need a lot of hands in the economy to continue growing, to continue contributing to the growth of the economy,” said Janice McKeown, executive director of the Hand Paper Industry Association.
“The hand paper is not only used in the manufacturing of paper but it’s used for the manufacturing and packaging of things like toys, and other items, and that’s a great contribution to the economy.”
McKeown said the industry is already well established in Canada.
It employs approximately 8,000 people in the country, with some more than 20,000 in the Greater Toronto Area alone.
“It’s been in existence for thousands of years,” said McKean, who has been working in the industry for 30 years.
“There’s a lot that’s already been done in Canada with hand paper.”
It’s a small industry, but it contributes to the country’s economy McCarthy is optimistic that Canada will continue to see a strong and sustained hand paper market for many more years to come.
“We’re in an exciting and exciting time with this technology,” he said.
“It’s going to continue and expand, and we need to keep pushing.”
With files from The Canadian Press and Global News reporter John Breslin