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GreenYes Digest Sat, 2 May 98 Volume 98 : Issue 110

Today's Topics:
Fw: cd packaging
recycled content paper source
Toner Cartridge Remanufacturing - www site

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Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 12:48:43 -0400
From: "Janet Matthews" <>
Subject: Fw: cd packaging

> From: Janet Matthews <>
> To:
> Subject: cd packaging
> Date: Friday, May 01, 1998 12:41 PM
> phil,
> i work in the nys assembly for the legislative commission on solid waste
> management, and had delved into this issue several years ago. at that
> time, there was a wire service article on this issue, which contrasted
> music industry's response to reducing its cd longbox packaging, to that
> the computer software industry's lack of reduction of its packaging.
> essentially the article pointed out that sony music led the way in
> out the cd longbox, and the rest of the music industry followed. now
> was needed was the same environmentally-aware leadership in the software
> industry.
> state assemblymember susan john, who then chaired the solid waste
> commission, sent a letter to bill gates (who else?) requesting that
> microsoft provide some leadership in this area. the letter pointed out
> that the packaging reduction would be both environmentally sound and
> moneysaving for microsoft as well. we never received a response, and i'm
> sure the issue needs to be hightlighted again since i haven't noticed any
> change. glad to hear you're doing so.
> i may be able to find a copy of that original letter if you're
> janet matthews
> (


Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 14:39:48 -0400
From: "Fritz R. Franke" <>
Subject: recycled content paper source

Howdy listmembers,

In an ongoing effort to conserve paper, use and promote recycled content
paper, coupled with demise of the Conservatree publication, I have put
together a new resource for everyone to use.

In my 'other' business of putting sustainability programs in the private
sector, I've been deluged with requests from clients for recycled content
paper sources. There are a few sources out there, but nothing complete.
My crew here has created a database of recycled content paper manufacturers
and tree free manufacturers. My crew here has created a database of
recycled content paper manufacturers and paper free manufacturers. I'm
sure we missed a few, so if we did, let me know and we'll include them.

This new paper database is called the Green Shopping Center. The primary
focus in the beginning is paper since there is a void for getting this
information right now. So I invite y'all to take a look and give me some
feedback. Here's the URL (go to the Green Shopping)

And for those of you who have been to the site before, the old factoids
section has been improved with more facts, all now having their sources

I hope this contribution is helpful to those trying to wage the war on waste.
All comments welcome. Have a wonderful weekend. Fritz Franke
Fritz R. Franke

"Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."


Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 09:41:09 +0900
From: (Hop)
Subject: Toner Cartridge Remanufacturing - www site

Noting the recent discussion about toner cartridge remanufacturing, the
following site (which I merely stumbled upon) may be of interest to some:

An extract from its intro page reads:

Toner Cartridge Remanufacturing

This is the most comprehensive site on the web for finding web-based
resources related to the toner cartridge remanufacturing industry.

As the industry has grown, so has the scope of its business. This site
represents those trends with links to printer and copier manufacturers,
service outlets, dealers, office how-to, events, supplies dealers and all
manner of related suppliers to the industry.


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