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[GreenYes] Re: Recycled paper in trouble?


For what it¹s worth, the Union of Concerned Scientists are the ones who
posted this originally (I believe, although we¹ve been hearing this drum
beat for a while now). http://www.ucsusa.org/publications/greentips/

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on 4/4/07 9:04 AM, Reindl, John at Reindl@no.address wrote:

>
> A trade association earlier this week put out a news release that paper
> recycled has hit an all time high in the US. So, I don't think that the
> Greentips article has much credence.
>
> John
>
> Paper industry announces record paper recovery rate
>
> The American Forest & Paper Association (Washington) recently announced that a
> record 53.4 percent (53.5 million tons) of the paper consumed in the U.S. was
> recovered for recycling in 2006. The recent tally brings them closer to the
> industry goal of 55 percent recovery by the year 2012.
> The 53.5 million tons recovered is an 83.7-percent increase since 1990.
> According to AF&PA figures, Americans recover almost 360 pounds per person
> annually.
>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On
>> > Behalf Of Jonathan Betz-Zall
>> > Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:31 PM
>> > To: greenyes@no.address
>> > Subject: [GreenYes] Fwd: [tfoe] Recycled paper in trouble? (fwd)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Has anyone here heard this viewpoint? What do you think?
>> > Jonathan Betz-Zall
>> > ecolibrarian.org
>> > --- Frederick W Stoss <fstoss@no.address> wrote:
>> >
>>> > > Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 11:18:07 -0400 (EDT)
>>> > > From: Frederick W Stoss <fstoss@no.address>
>>> > > To: TFOE <TFOE@no.address>
>>> > > Subject: [tfoe] Recycled paper in trouble? (fwd)
>>> > >
>>> > > Greetings TFOEers!
>>> > >
>>> > > Does anyone know about the validity of these claims?
>>> > >
>>> > > Fred
>>> > > Frederick W. Stoss, M.S. (zool/ecol), M.L.S.
>>> > > Associate Librarian
>>> > > (Biological and Environmental Sciences and Mathematics)
>>> > > University at Buffalo--SUNY
>>> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> > > Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 17:03:34 -0400
>>> > > From: Pamela M. Rose <pmrose@no.address>
>>> > > Reply-To: Building Conservation Contacts
>>> > > <UBBCC-L@no.address>
>>> > > To: UBBCC-L@no.address
>>> > > Subject: Recycled paper in trouble?
>>> > >
>>> > > ------------ Forwarded Message ------------
>>> > > Date: Monday, March 19, 2007 12:00 PM -0400
>>> > > From: paracelsus-request@no.address
>>> > >
>>> > > Is Recycled Paper in Trouble?
>>> > > March 2007
>>> > > <http://ucsaction.org/ct/hpwtXaY1ezRX/>Read this issue of Greentips
>>> > > online
>>> > >
>>> > > The growing presence of recycled paper has led many people
>> > to believe
>>> > > that all paper is now made from recycled materials. This unfortunate
>>> > > misconception has actually decreased demand for recycled paper,
>>> > > causing manufacturers to produce less. As a result, more than 90
>>> > > percent of printing and writing paper still comes from virgin tree
>>> > > fiber.
>>> > >
>>> > > The benefits of producing paper from recycled fibers are many: fewer
>>> > > trees cut down, less water and energy consumed, less pollution
>>> > > generated. And now that studies have shown today's recycled paper
>>> > > products are comparable to conventional products in quality,
>>> > > performance, and cost, the case for buying recycled is stronger than
>>> > > ever. To help expand this market while meeting your needs
>> > and budget,
>>> > > ask these questions when shopping for paper products:
>>> > >
>>> > > What is the percentage of recycled content?
>>> > >
>>> > > Recycled paper contains varying percentages of post-consumer waste
>>> > > (paper that has been used and recycled by the consumer); the
>>> > > remaining recycled content derives from miscellaneous paper mill
>>> > > scraps. While any recycled paper is generally better than
>>> > > non-recycled, paper with a higher percentage of
>> > post-consumer content
>>> > > is the best choice. If a percentage is not listed, contact the
>>> > > manufacturer.
>>> > >
>>> > > Where did the paper originate?
>>> > >
>>> > > If you cannot buy a paper product that is 100 percent recycled,
>>> > > look
>>> > > for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification label. This
>>> > > paper comes from forests managed in an environmentally responsible
>>> > > manner.
>>> > >
>>> > > What about "tree-free" alternatives?
>>> > >
>>> > > Paper doesn't have to come from wood pulp; fibers from hemp, kenaf,
>>> > > flax, cotton, banana stalks, and other plant-based materials can be
>>> > > used to produce paper with fewer chemicals and less energy.
>> > Tree-free
>>> > > paper is generally more expensive than its conventional counterpart,
>>> > > but is available from a variety of companies. As with conventional
>>> > > paper, look for a product with high post-consumer recycled content.
>>> > >
>>> > > How was the paper processed?
>>> > >
>>> > > Papers (even tree-free ones) are often bleached with chlorine or
>>> > > chlorine derivatives that form dioxin-a known carcinogen-and other
>>> > > compounds that pollute local air and water supplies. Look for
>>> > > products labeled either processed chlorine free (PCF) or totally
>>> > > chlorine free (TCF).
>>> > >
>>> > > Related Links
>>> > >
>>> > > <http://ucsaction.org/ct/h1wtXaY1ezRd/>Conservatree-List of Recycled
>>> > > and Tree-Free Papers
>>> > >
>>> > > <http://ucsaction.org/ct/hdwtXaY1ezRc/>Recycled Paper
>>> > > Coalition-Recycled Paper Fact Sheet (pdf)
>>> > >
>>> > > <http://ucsaction.org/ct/h7wtXaY1ezRB/>Forest Stewardship
>>> > > Council-FSC-Certified Paper
>>> > >
>>> > >
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> Seattle, Washington, USA
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