recycled paper work in copiers and other office machines?
All kinds of myths abound about its use. You might be
surprised by some of the answers we got. Read our Listening
Study Report on Recycled
Content Paper Use In Office Machines.
following questions (#13-27 in the Study) are intended
to be addressed by this section of the Listening Study.
If new questions or discussions arise that relate to
paper recycling or recycled papers, they are welcome
Is recycled paper actually better for the environment
than virgin paper?
Is postconsumer content necessary for "counting" as
Should printing and writing paper be expected to have
postconsumer content or is it too difficult technically?
If so, what is the optimal, as well as the maximum,
17. Does postconsumer content introduce unforgivable
contaminants into printing and writing paper, such as
groundwood, non-recyclable adhesives, dyes and inks?
What is the role of preconsumer material in recycled
Can the wastepaper collection system supply sufficient
quantity and quality of postconsumer content for printing
and writing paper? Is single stream or source separated
collection an issue for high grade paper collection?
20. Can paper recycling collection systems be expanded
and, if so, what are obstacles?
What role do converters, printers, governments, and
others play in ensuring high quality fibers to be recycled
into paper (e.g. contaminants, collection processes,
returning scraps to mills)?
Can deinking systems supply sufficient quantity and
quality of postconsumer content?
23. Can deinking systems supply postconsumer content
at competitive prices?
24. Is deinking an environmental threat?
25. Does recycled content reduce demand on forests?
Does recycled paper perform competitively on printing
presses and in office machines? Read our Listening
Is paper packaging (such as ream wrap) recyclable and
should it be?
this or other questions about recycled paper, please
send us your comments!