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DEFINITIONS OF RECYCLED AND CHLORINE FREE PAPER
Recycled Paper: paper that has 30% post-consumer content. No mention of pre-consumer waste.
Post-Consumer waste: paper that has been printed on, went to the ultimate consumer, was used, and now the decision is to recycle it, burn it or landfill it.
Pre-Consumer waste: paper that was not printed on, was not sent to the ultimate consumer, and should not be considered in your purchasing decision when you are considering recycled paper. The mills don't send it to the dumps. It is valuable to them.
Chlorine Free: paper bleached with Oxygen or Hydrogen Peroxide (PCF), and not with Chlorine Dioxide (ECF). Chlorine will create Dioxins and poison our fish and pollute our water.
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