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					                                                   –RECYCLED PAPER FOR THE RIGHT PRICE

                                              Use Recycled Paper!                                           What Some of Our
                                              Be a Part of a Co-op With a Cause.                            Members Say…
                                              As a purchaser, you have the power to use                     Co-op members come from all
                                                                                                            different sectors and include,
                                              your dollars to bring about positive change.                  cities, businesses, colleges,
                                              The use of recycled paper is just one small                   hospitals, law and accounting
                                              action that has the cumulative potential to                   firms and many others-and
                                                                                                            hopefully you soon!
                                              conserve vast amounts of trees and natural
                                                                                                            Here's what a few have to say….
                                              resources. As an award-winning and innovative
                                              program, we hope that you will look to the                    "The City of San Diego awarded The
                                                                                                            Recycled Products Co-op with the
                                              Recycled Products Purchasing Cooperative                      paper contract through a competitive
                                              when it comes to sourcing recycled copy paper.                bid process and they have provided
                                                                                                            excellent service for the past 2
                                                                                                            years."

                                              What's In It For You?                                         Terrell Breaux–Procurement
                                                                                                            Specialist, City of San Diego

                                                                                                            "Feather River College is committed
  There are many reasons to buy recycled paper through the Co-op                                            to environmental responsibility. We
                                                                                                            have switched from using virgin fiber
  including...                                                                                              paper to 30% recycled and we were
                                                                                                            able to do so without any cost
  ·   We consistently offer the lowest prices on recycled copy paper and                                    increase or compromise in quality."
      are oftentimes able to meet or beat the price of virgin fiber paper                                   Lou Boschee– Graphics/Printing
                                                                                                            Services, Feather River College
  ·   Every 40 cases (ton) of paper saves between 7 and 24 trees
      (depending on recycled content level)                                                                 "At Aveda, we believe that ecological
  ·   Membership in the Co-op is FREE                                                                       and profit goals are mutually
                                                                                                            obtainable. That is why we purchase
  ·   When you purchase through the Co-op all program                                                       our recycled copy paper from the
      proceeds support our efforts to preserve endangered                                                   RPPC. This is a socially responsible
      forests through innovation within the paper industry                                                  action with the attraction of volume
                                                                                                            pricing."
      and the marketplace (see greenpressinitiative.org for
      more information)                                                                                     Carolyn Panning–
                                                                                                            Aveda Corporation, Office Services
  ·   We calculate tree and natural resource savings for
      each member                                                                                           "The Co-op's customer service is
                                                                                                            friendly and helpful, prices are
  ·   In addition to our paper cooperative, we                                                              competitive, and the 100% recycled
      now host an online store and offer over                                                               paper performs every bit as well
      3,000 recycled office products                                                                        as the partial-blends we were
      (shop.recycledproducts.org).                                                                          using before."
                                                                                                            Erin Hauge–
                                                                                                            Local Government Commission


How To Join                                                                    Printed on 100% recycled paper, 50% postconsumer-processed chlorine free.
Membership in the purchasing Co-op is FREE of charge and open                  The RPPC is a program of the Solana Center for Environmental
                                                                               Innovation, a non-profit organization. Funded in Part by the S. Mark
to any business or public institution. Simply contact the Co-op                Taper Foundation, McCarthy Family Foundation, U.S. EPA Region 9.
with any questions or to join.


                    800-694-8355
 www.recycledproducts.org info@recycledproducts.org
                                                  –RECYCLED PAPER FOR THE RIGHT PRICE

                          Cutting Down Forests For Copy Paper?
                                                                                                                              What About Quality?
                          In the year 2000, 4.7 million tons of copy paper were                                               After running rigorous paper
                          consumed in the U.S. Factored annually, this requires                                               tests, the U.S. Conference of
                          the consumption of nearly 100 million trees per year.                                               Mayors recently published a
                                                                                                                              report entitled No More Excuses
                          Unfortunately, global production in the pulp, paper and                                             which reveals that 30% post-
                          publishing sector is expected to increase by 77% from                                               consumer recycled copy paper
                          1995 to 2020.                                                                                       performs as well or better than
                                                                                                                              virgin fiber paper in most
                          · Most of the world's paper supply, about 71 percent, is
                                                                                                                              applications.
                            not made from timber harvested at tree farms but from
                            forest-harvested timber, from regions with ecologically                                           Additionally, all of the
                            valuable, biologically diverse habitat. (Toward a Sustainable Paper                               Co-op's recycled papers have
                              Cycle: An Independent Study on the Sustainability of the Pulp and Paper Industry, 1996)         been tested and recommended
                                                                                                                              as qualified recycled papers by
·    In the Southern U.S., the paper industry is the largest consumer of forests,                                             the U.S. Government Printing
     currently logging an estimated 5 million acres of forests (an area the size of                                           Office.
     New Jersey) each year. (USDA Forest Service Southern Forest Resource Assessment 2001)
                                                                                                                                                      Still
·    90% of the logging in British Columbia (BC) occurs in ancient forests
                                                                                                                                                      concerned?
     (BC Ministry of Forests, 2000) and over 40% of the trees cut in BC are used
                                                                                                                                                      Contact us for
     to produce paper. (Markets Initiative, 2001)
                                                                                                                                                      a free sample
                                                                                                                                                      ream or case.




A Solution to The Problem….
                                                                                                                              Your Membership
Choosing Recycled Paper
                                                                                                                              Makes A Difference
Recycled paper is sourced from old paper instead of new trees, so
                                                                                                                              When you participate in the
using the highest postconsumer recycled content paper available
                                                                                                                              Co-op, you help support a
in combination with reducing paper consumption is an effective
                                                                                                                              national effort to increase the
way to do your part! According to Conservatree, every ton (40
                                                                                                                              use of recycled paper and you
cases) of 100% recycled paper saves the equivalent of:
                                                                                                                              are actively helping to change
               ·   24 trees [forty feet in height]                                                                            the marketplace. In addition,
               ·   7,000 gallons of water, 4,100 kw hours of                                                                  your volume contributes to
                   electricity, and 60 pounds of air pollution                                                                our collective purchasing
                                                                                                                              power which we use to keep
               Each purchase you make can be a part of the solution!                                                          prices low for all members.



How To Join                                                                                        Printed on 100% recycled paper, 50% postconsumer-processed chlorine free.
Membership in the purchasing Co-op is FREE of charge and open                                      The RPPC is a program of the Solana Center for Environmental
                                                                                                   Innovation, a non-profit organization. Funded in Part by the S. Mark
to any business or public institution. Simply contact the Co-op                                    Taper Foundation, McCarthy Family Foundation, U.S. EPA Region 9.
with any questions or to join.


                   800-694-8355
    www.recycledproducts.org info@recycledproducts.org

				
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