[GRRN] Recycled Paper Co-op Expands Nationwide

From: Hood.Timonie@epamail.epa.gov
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 16:52:35 EDT

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    Timonie Hood
    EPA Region 9
    (415)744-1113

    Purchasing Cooperative Expands Nationally ?
    Continuing to Increase the Use of Recycled Paper

    The Recycled Products Purchasing Cooperative (RPPC) is
    expanding nationwide on October 1st, 2000. The
    purchasing cooperative is a collaborative non-profit effort
    which is aimed at increasing amount of recycled paper used
    by businesses and public entities. The RPPC is accomplishing
    this goal by providing recycled paper at prices which oftentimes
    meet or beat the price of non-recycled or virgin fiber paper.

    This year member purchases are expected to reach over 50,000
    cases - saving water, energy, and the equivalent of 10,000 full
    grown trees. Hundreds of members purchase through the RPPC
    including: Union Bank of California, the City of San Diego, AFG
    Industries, Sea World, JFK University, Aloha Printing, Mountaineers
    Books, and many others. Solana Recyclers, a non-profit organization,
    coordinates the RPPC nationally and is partnering with WasteCap of
    Massachusetts to promote the RPPC in the New England region.

    Membership in the purchasing cooperative is FREE and the paper
    available is tested and performance recommended by the U.S.
    Government Printing Office. Currently the RPPC provides 30%
    postconsumer recycled copy paper and plans to carry higher
    postconsumer papers in the near future.

    Every 40 cases (one ton) purchased saves the equivalent of eight
    full grown trees. So tell your friends and neighbors about this
    opportunity to buy recycled and make a difference!

    For more information about the Co-op visit http://www.recycledproducts.org
    or call (800) 694-8355.

    The RPPC is coordinated nationally by Solana Recyclers, a non-profit
    organization.

    The RPPC is sponsored by the U.S. EPA Region 9, Union Bank of California,
    the San Diego Foundation, and the Massachusetts Department of
    Environmental Protection.



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