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[GreenYes] Re: Recycled paper in trouble? (fwd)



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.

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> 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)
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> 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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Jonathan Betz-Zall
http://ecolibrarian.org
Seattle, Washington, USA
jbetzzall@no.address
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