[GRRN] Recycled Content Paper

RecycleWorlds (anderson@msn.fullfeed.com)
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:44:04 -0600

Chalk one up to Ellen in San Jose.....

30 Percent Recycled Content Paper Performs to Industry Standards,
Study Finds. Daily Environment Report, March 18, 1999, ppA-7-8.
A new study conducted by the Government Printing Office and
three manufacturers of office equipment has shown that copier
paper with 30 percent post-consumer content performs just as well
as virgin paper and paper with lower recycled content. The study
was coordinated by Recycling at Work, a program of the US
Conference of Mayors.
"The study presented by US Conference of Mayors adds
validity, once again, to the old argument that performance,
together with price and availabiltiy, should not be impediments
to using recycled content copier paper," said Fran McPoland, the
Federal Environmental Executive.
Two million sheets of paper were tested on a variety of
copiers and printers. The 30 percent recycled content paper
jammed in equipment 1.5 to 3.2 times for every 100,000 sheets. 20
percent recycled content paper jammed 2.8 to 2.9 times per
100,000 sheets, and virgin paper jammed 2.9 times per 100,000
Federal agencies have been required to buy 30 percent post-
consumer content copier paper since January 1, 1999. McPoland
congratulated paper companies for meeting the challenge to
produce high-quality recycled paper.
Copies of the report are available from Jennifer DeLong at
the US Conference of Mayors' Recycling At Work Program by calling
(202)861-6776. More information on suppliers of the 30 percent
recycled content paper is available on the web site of the Office
of the Federal Environmental Executive at
http://www.ofee.gov/html/gsa.htm .

Peter Anderson
RecycleWorlds Consulting
4513 Vernon Blvd. Ste. 15
Madison, WI 53705-4964
Phone:(608) 231-1100/Fax: (608) 233-0011