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[GreenYes] Re: Purchasing specifications - environmentally benign pressure sensitive adhesives

Hi John/List:

Gosh, hard to believe we don't have a handle on the stickie problem yet. I
wrote about it over 10 years ago when I was with the Recycling Council of
BC. AT that time there was a US organization called "Inter-Association
Council for Printing and Publishing Paper Recycling", formed 1989 to deal
with it. The Magazine Publishers of America did a report on stickies.
Similar efforts to bring "stakeholders" together happened in Canada. You
might Google these associations.

Purchasing policies are a pressure tool -- but it's nice to know the state
of industry readiness. Problem with adhesives is they are buried in the
supply chain.


At 11:56 AM 2/27/2006, Reindl, John wrote:
>Does anyone know of any local or state purchasing specifications for the
>use of environmentally benign pressure sensitive adhesives?
>Last week, a speaker at the Wisconsin Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on
>Waste Materials and Recovery said that the three biggest problems facing
>the paper recycling industry are stickies, stickies and stickies.
>Besides the work of the Task Force, the Wisconsin Council on Recycling is
>also working to reduce the use of pressure sensitive adhesives that are
>not compatible with recycling.
>Thanks much,
>John Reindl
>Dane County, WI

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