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Paper Memorandum



January 29, 2003

The Greening of the Interior- Procurement References

To:          Heads of Bureaus and Offices

From:      Assistant Secretary B Policy, Management and Budget /signed/

Subject:   Using Paper with Recycled Content

Federal Environmental Executive John L. Howard, in the attached correspondence, has asked Interior to renew our commitment to purchase paper with at least 30% postconsumer content, consistent with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Executive Order 13101. (A summary of environmentally preferable printing practices, prepared by the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service, is attached as an example of good printing policy.)

Using paper made with recycled fiber is an easy and effective way to ensure efficient use of our natural resources. Double-sided copying, when possible, is another. These opportunities can result in conservation, energy savings and solid waste reductions. Currently, the postconsumer fiber available nation-wide exceeds what is used in production, indicating that there is capability for the paper industry to deliver more of this paper. In 2000, the Department of the Interior established a goal to increase the use of recycled content paper and paper manufactured without the use of chlorine. I encourage you to ensure your bureau or office is working to fulfill this objective.

For your information, high post-consumer recycled content copy paper made without the use of chlorine is available from the Louisiana Association for the Blind (see attached information).

Thank you for making a commitment to practice stewardship through recycling and using recycled-content products in your organization. For more information, please contact Ken Naser, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, at (202) 208-7877.

Attachments

Louisiana Association for the Blind

(318) 635-6471     Bill Rogers or Shelly Taylor, Sales
FAX (318) 635-8902

Copy Paper - 20 LB, White, Xerographic paper certified for high speed copy performance, 90% recycled with a minimum of 50% postconsumer waste, manufactured in a Process Chlorine Free environment. -pricing as of 12.08.02, subject to change

  1. 7530-00-NIB-0644 (8 1/2" x 11") - $33.72 FOB Origin

  2. 7530-00-NIB-0645 (8 1/2" x 14") - $41.78 FOB Origin

  3. 7530-00-NIB-0646 (8 1/2" x 11", with 3-holes punched) - $34.32 FOB Origin

  4. 7530-00-NIB-0647 (11" x 17") - $31.97 FOB Origin

Pad, writing paper, Process Chlorine Free - Leatherette perforated pad stamped with "Skilcraft" and the recycled logo. 20 LB paper manufactured in a chlorine free process with 90% recycled content and a minimum of 50% PCW. 50 sheets to the pad.

  1. 7530-00-NIB-0558 (5" x 8", Ruled) - Per dozen package

    1. 1-5 Dozen - $7.09 FOB Origin

    2. 6-10 Dozen - $6.65 FOB Origin

    3. 11-20 Dozen - $6.33 FOB Origin

    4. 21 + Dozen - $5.95 FOB Origin


  2. 7530-00-NIB-0559 (8 1/2" x 11 3/4", Ruled) - Per Dozen Package

    1. 1-5 Dozen - $10.88 FOB Origin

    2. 6-10 Dozen - $10.52 FOB Origin

    3. 11-20 Dozen - $10.18 FOB Origin

    4. 21 + Dozen - $9.85 FOB Origin


  3. 7530-00-NIB-0560 (8 1/2" x 14", Ruled) - Per Dozen Package

    1. 1-5 Dozen - $11.91 FOB Origin

    2. 6-10 Dozen - $11.60 FOB Origin

    3. 11-20 Dozen - $11.31 FOB Origin

    4. 21 + dozen - $10.95 FOB Origin

Dual Purpose Copier and Printer Paper 8 1/2 x 11, White, Recycled w/30%PCW 7530-01-335-2623 - $27.00 per carton FOB origin