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International discontinues Unity DP unbleached paper
I recently received a fax, dated July 9, from Hammermill Papers. It says
that International Paper has made an announcement that it will shut down
the deinking plant and recycling operation at the Lock Haven, PA mill.
This will include discontinuing the office and printing papers in the 100%
Hammermill Unity DP
Hammermill Incentive Unity Offset
Hammermill Unity Reply Card
Springhill Incentive 100 DP
Springhill Incentive 100 Offset
Springhill Incentive 100 Return Postcard.
They say that this is because they have not met price and volume
expectations. October 1, 1997 is the day they will cease production.
We have been running a Reach for Unbleached campaign here in Missoula,
Montana, and Unity DP has been a large part of our success. It's at least
as cheap as bleached recycled paper when bought in volume, so many
departments in our local government and University have made the switch.
The issue of its groundwood content has been a problem in recycling, but
one recycler was willing to take it.
Does anyone have any suggestions for:
1) how to convince International Paper to continue making these papers? I
was thinking that it would be good to at least ask people who use the
papers in jeapordy to write letters;
2) other unbleached or chlorine-free bleached copy papers that are
competitively priced. We would like to use Eureka 100! copy paper, but it
is prohibitively expensive here. Has anyone out there gotten good pricing
on this, and if so, any suggestions for us?
Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Coalition
PO Box 7593
Missoula, MT 59807