Alternative papers

Subject: Alternative papers
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 09:46:48 -0500

About a year ago (has it really been that long?), there was
some discussion on techwr-l and copyediting-l about
alternatives to paper based on dead trees. Despite being an
unofficial forest industry apologist, I do keep track of
alternative resources. Here are two you might want to
investigate (details in the Sept. 96 issue of _Publish_,
page 24):

Conservatree (415-433-1000) provides a catalog of some 400
tree-free and recycled papers plus details on how they were
produced (e.g., bleaching process).

Le Desktop (602-991-7270, 1-800-533-3758) offers "Lager"
paper made entirely from hops, barley, and recycled beer
bottle labels. (But you do have to designate a driver...)

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.


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