Re: recycled paper prices/availabitliy
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 11:15:31 EDT

I have been surprized to notice more and more products with recycled content
appearing at the office supply stores and mail order catalogs, but I, too,
have found the prices are out of hand.

Example: Manila File Folders. Look at the content, look at the packaging,
and you'll find that the same product: min 10% post consumer recycled file
folders sell for $6.99 in the "recycled content" packaging and $3.29 inthe
regular packaging. The R content of the product is the SAME, the packaging
results in a 90% increas in price.

I cant understand why industry chooses to mark up recycled content products
as a "premium" when packaging the product to reflect its recycled content.

jesse white
recycling consultant

In a message dated 09/04/1999 6:01:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<<Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 00:55:54 EDT
Subject: Re: [GRRN] Forms and recycled paper


I'm having trouble finding any recycled paper
products anymore. They keep disapearing from shelves...The reason, no one
buys them. It's understandable. I don't really feel like paying double to
get a product even if it is made of recycled material. >>