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Re: [greenyes] Recycled pencils

We used to give out pencils made of recycled denim, money, and plastic
(cafeteria trays?). They were great promos (people seemed to love getting
them), but I found them to be less than satisfactory for use as writing
implements. The leads are too hard, or something, so they write very
faintly. If you can get them in #2 lead, then they would be much more
useful (kids could use them in school). I also could not get confirmation
as to what kind of plastic was used in the recycled plastic pencils. I
was told it was cafeteria trays, but I had no documentation from the
manufacturer to back this up.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California

"Ilana Gauss" <Ilana.Gauss@no.address>
02/19/2004 11:52 AM

To: <greenyes@no.address>
Subject: [greenyes] Recycled pencils

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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