Recycled paper today is high quality, meeting the same demanding
technical specifications as virgin paper.
See the Recycled Paper Brochure for
a comprehensive discussion about recycled paper, including the reality
about common myths. Written by
Conservatree for the Recycled Paper Coalition, and published by
the Buy Recycled Business Alliance of the National Recycling Coalition,
you can read it online or download it in PDF format. You may also
distribute it, as long as you maintain the integrity of the text
and the attributions.
Some major purchasers have expressed concern that their switch
to recycled paper could overwhelm the markets. We interviewed the
managers of all the mills producing recycled pulp for printing and
office papers. Every one of them made it clear that capacity is
not what's holding back recycled paper market develop - the problem
is lack of demand. Read our article on Recycled
Paper Capacity - and switch to recycled paper!
Specifying the definitions for the terms you use is critical to
getting what you expect in an environmental paper. Others may understand
the terms differently, so being absolutely clear about what you
mean, especially in bids and contracts, is essential. The Recycled
Paper Definitions presented on this website are based on definitions
developed by Markets for Recycled Products and Susan Kinsella &
Associates for the Alameda County (California) Source Reduction
and Recycling Board and are compatible with all federal, state and
local definitions that we know of. They were written with particular
attention to avoiding the confusions and definition problems that
have arisen in many legislative and policy situations.
Just how far has recycled paper come? Check out the State
of the Recycled Paper World.
There are lots of concerns and questions about using recycled paper
in copiers. People often believe the widespread myths suggesting
that recycled papers jam or create excessive dust in copiers. Learn
the truth about Using Recycled
Paper In Copiers.
Got more questions? Explode the Myths.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions.