Our District is starting a push to recover more waste paper from our
region. Paper is easy to identify, is the largest fraction of the waste
stream and has good market prospects.
We've prepared a "Recycle Your Paper" poster which will be distributed to
all our schools and businesses that need education material for diversion
programs. I'd like to enclose a couple of pamphlets with the
posters, so here's what I need.
Pamphlet 1, "What Is Paper?" Everyone thinks they know but they
don't. The paper industry is the 3rd largest energy user in the
US. The US has the largest paper industry in the world. Demand for
fiber will increase steadily as the world economy strives to catch
up with the US.
So, what is paper? How's it made? Are there different types? How do
they differ? How much paper do I waste? How big a tree is that?
How much of that tree is wasted before I get it? What is my impact on
Pamphlet 2, "Paper Recycling the Easy Way." The District collects
commingled paper which will be sorted later at a MRF. The MRF is
currently sorting to, and baling OCC, White Paper, Boxboard and #8 News.
This pamphlet will reflect the local collection practices.
I need a pamphlet #1. I've tried to find info on the net but it's
very diffuse. I'm trying to cut out a lot of library research and face
time with a PC if I can.
Both these pamphlets must be short and easy for most people to
understand. Teachers must be able to inform and educate their students
about the basic technology and impacts that result from their use.
Mike Morrow, E. D.
Lamoille Waste Management District