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Two Sides Going Green Fast Fact

Monday, June 17th, 2013

In the latest edition of SAPPI’s eQ Journal, entitled “Rethinking Recyling,” says that “For paper products, recovery rates in the US are at an all-time high. In fact, paper recovery increased by 1.2 million tons in 2011, lifting the recovery rate to a record-high 66.8%. That’s up from 63.5% in ...

National Geographic Explores Their World

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Over at Dead Tree Edition, our friend Mr. Tree (if that is his name) turns the microphone over to Frank Locantore, Project Director of the Green America Better Paper Project, to discuss the highlights of a new study (pdf) commissioned by the National Geographic Society and conducted by Environ that ...

Going Green Two Sides Fast Fact #39

Monday, January 28th, 2013

WhatTheyThink’s Going Green has joined forces with Two Sides to help address the “perceptions” that paper destroys forests, that electronic media are “greener” than print and paper, and that recycling is the solution to all environmental ills. The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) tells us that “Paper and paperboard recovery ...

AF&PA Paper Recycling Contest

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Is your community, business, or school committed to paper recycling? Do you have a unique, innovative, and/or successful program in place? If so, why not enter the AF&PA Paper Recycling Contest? The winning program receives $2,000, original framed artwork, and recognition among one’s peers. New this year, schools have the opportunity ...

Starbucks’ Latest Reusable Cup Gambit

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Via Business Green, Starbucks has announced a scheme by which they will be serving coffee in cheap reusable plastic cups, which will sell for $1. (Starbucks has long rebated customers 10 cents if they bring in their own cups.) According to Starbucks' latest sustainability report, the company requires approximately four billion ...

UK Supermarket Chain Offers Christmas Card Recycling

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Yes, Virginia, many of us still receive printed Christmas cards, from our insurance agents if no one else. What to do with them once the holiday season has ended? Well, in the UK (via Two Sides UK), grocery chain Sainsbury’s has launched Christmas card recycling stations in 500 of its ...

Erasable Toner

Monday, December 10th, 2012

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I was amazed (because it was the 70s, the suburbs, and we were all easily captivated by small, shiny objects) when Papermate introduced the original Erasermate, a ballpoint pen that had ink that could be erased. (Ink! That can be erased!) It ...

Making the Grade

Monday, September 10th, 2012

It is back to school time, and for many students, despite all sorts of e-learning and the electronic devices in use in education today, school—from kindergarten through grad school—still means paper, and lots of it. Boise Choices offers some tips on sustainable academic paper use, links to a Michigan State ...

Going Green Two Sides Fast Fact #23

Monday, September 10th, 2012

WhatTheyThink’s Going Green has joined forces with Two Sides to help address the “perceptions” that paper destroys forests, that electronic media are “greener” than print and paper, and that recycling is the solution to all environmental ills. Last week, just before the three-day weekend, I received a print edition of the ...

The Office [Paper]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Over at Triple Pundit, Boise Paper guestblogs about how to recycle various types of office paper and paper-based materials. This will of course depend upon the recycling service any given office uses. Boise also provides a helpful tutorial on choosing the proper paper for one’s home/office printing equipment.