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Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com
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Greetings,


To the Michigan Pulp and Paper industry reading these messages:

Recycled paper is made either from recycled virgin tree fibers (pre-consumer 
waste) or mixed with recycled tree-fibers from post consumer waste. There is 
one exception and that is 100% recycled post-consumer waste from wood fiber 
paper which is collected as newspapers and other printed material. THEREFORE, 
still trees were cut to make recycled papers.


In general, fibers are separated from the other materials when  paper is 
recycled. The leftover "sludge" contains unwanted toxic residues such as 
pigments, heavy metals (colours) and other ingredients from printing inks and 
adhesives. It is estimated that 100 tons of recycled paper generate 40 tons 
of toxic sludge causing major disposal problems. Finally, the quality of a 
recycled paper tends to be less desirable due to shorte fibers and other 
impurities.

Currently, only about 5% of the worlds paper is made from annual plants like 
hemp, flax, cotton, sugarcane, bagasse,  esparto, wheat straw, reeds, sisal, 
abaca, ananas and other species.

North America is the largest producer of pulp and paper in the world. 

There is no reason to cut down one single tree, or continued conversion of 
our public, private and corporate forests for any paper products. 


Murray Daiely

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