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RE: [greenyes] Recycled pencils


We use the denim pencils and kids love them because it's something they wear most every day. I haven't had a problem using them in electric sharpeners so long as I'm not doing a whole bunch, they do make the sharpener work a bit harder so it gets warm faster, but I've done 10-15 in a sitting with no problems. I was told by the vendor that they are #2 lead. I like how they write too.

We have used both Rainbow Environmental, http://www.ecopromo.com and Stan Miller & Associates, mcgurer@no.address for these types of items. I have had good experiences with both companies.

Eileen Sousley
Cabarrus County, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Ilana Gauss [mailto:Ilana.Gauss@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 2:53 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Recycled pencils


Hello,
Nice to be back on the list. I am looking to buy some recycled content pencils for our kids tours of our recycling plant. I recall hearing opinions on which kind work better but don't remember which one folks said were best. Looks like the options are:
Recycled denim
Recycled money
recycled newspaper/cardboard
cafeteria trays?? (from memory)

Any recommendations of where to buy/order these would also be appreciated.

Thank you,

Ilana Gauss
Community Affairs/Recycling Coordinator
BFI of Alameda County
42600 Boyce Rd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 657-1350 phone
(510) 657-1263 fax




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