Treeless paper: it’s true, it exists and other appetizers

14 11 2007

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A greenprinteronline.com dispatch.

Garden Wise Guy (aka Billy G.) wrote in to comment on a recent article on easy, tree-loving office tips.

Green Printer,

Good start for a conversation. Two of your items left me wanting to
try them but more information is needed. How about an explanation of
what “treeless paper” is and how one finds it? Purveyors?

Treeless paper is currently a challenge to find though Ecopaper claims to have some items and Re-nourish and Green Living Tips has some goodies on materials like hemp, bamboo, kenaf and cotton that go into making treeless paper.

Also, you mention getting off mailing lists, but it would be helpful
to offer a few contacts for starting that process.

Real World Green on Blip TV (click on their “junk mail” clip in the right hand column) recommends the old fashioned “remove from mailing list” trick. Also, they recommend you go to 41pounds.org to cut out your junk mail for 5 years for an easy $41. Do it and apparently, you will save 1.7 trees, 700 gallons of water and avoid 466 pounds of CO2 from being released into the air. Get this: over 100 million trees are harvested annually to create junk mail and well, the 70 hours a year it is estimated we waste in dealing with junk mail is just not worth it.

“Seven Easy Office Tips” are only easy if we can actually carry them
out. This posting is a good appetizer – I look forward to a full meal.

We agree and we hope we gave you the full meal you were looking for, GWG.

-Garden Wise Guy (aka Billy G.)


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8 responses to “Treeless paper: it’s true, it exists and other appetizers”

14 11 2007
Kenneth Fach (03:28:14) :

I thought paper only comes from trees.

14 11 2007
magnuskin (06:19:22) :

There is also synthetic treeles paper made by Yupo. It is bacically made of plastic. The production of the synthetic paper is fairly eco-friendly and, according to manufacturer, no toxic substances are used in production. Additionaly, the paper is made of polypropylene which can be recycled.
The paper is mostly used for labels, and it should not be used in laser printers or copiers because it can melt and damage the printer.
I personaly used the paper in a laser printer (not my printer of course) and it run really well.

19 11 2007
Matt (21:09:31) :

We make a converted effort in our office to use less paper and have found the simplest thing to do is to just read things online or on your monitor. We still have a couple of tasks that require the use of paper and this blog is helping us in realizing ways in which we can cut out other uses.

Matt 🙂
Whistler Concierge

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HPCLprinter (00:58:57) :

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