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Subject: STAPLES TO CARRY TREE FREE PAPER!
DATE: March 5, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Moran, Living Tree Paper Company
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Tree-Free and recycled paper in the mainstream for Earth Day 2002Consumers can celebrate Earth Day 2002 at more than 1,000 Staples™ Superstores across the country by purchasing reams of newly-stocked Vanguard Recycled Plus™, a 90% post-consumer waste, 10% nonwood paper manufactured by Living Tree Paper Company (Eugene, Oregon). Expected to sell at a price point of $6.99, the versatile sheet is guaranteed for use in ink-jet printers, laser printers, and copiers and makes a beautiful business stationery.
Hemp/Flax blended Paper to Debut in Over 1,000 Staples™ Stores by
Earth Day (April 20).
"No new trees went into this paper!" the bright green and white label announces. Instead, Vanguard Recycled Plus™ is made from recycled office paper and Hemp/Flax, a combination of hemp and flax fibers. The 24# premium white bond paper is acid free and process-chlorine free, and the Hemp/Flax portion is totally chlorine free. The paper is distributed through Southworth Paper Company (Agawam, Massachusetts) a 160 year old producer of fine paper. Southworth is the leading distributor of fine papers in all office superstores.
With this move, Staples, Inc., a Massachusetts-based, $11-billion retailer of office supplies, joins over 40 Fortune 500 companies who have pledged to phase out virgin-wood papers and substitute true environmental alternatives. “We commend Staples for making the effort to provide its customers with a true environmental paper, and we’re delighted that Southworth has joined us in this effort,” said Carolyn Moran, president of Living Tree Paper Company. A leader in developing nonwood and post-consumer waste papers since 1995, Living Tree Paper Company supplies clients such as Mitsubishi, Nike and Patagonia.