Terry Webber, AF&PA Executive Director, Packaging - “Paper receipts are made from a renewable resource: trees. The environmental and health risks cited in California State Assembly bill AB 161 ignore fundamental recycling capabilities and are based on misleading and unsubstantiated statements and should not be enshrined in California law. Paper receipts are not only fully recyclable, they are routinely collected throughout California to be recycled, just as magazines, catalogs, mail and office papers. Furthermore, concerns about exposure to paper receipts is unfounded, and ‘health risks’ are only being perpetuated by false claims and scare tactics. The fact is paper receipts remain the preferred choice by both retailers and customers." Click Read More below for additional detail.
In the last five years, the use of cardboard has grown by 40% due to the booming e-commerce industry. A paper production company, Crossroads Paper, is looking to change the way Utahns recycle their cardboard.
Crossroads Paper has plans to construct a recycled-paper mill in Utah, expected to open in early 2022, the company announced Wednesday afternoon at the Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City.
The announcement of the paper mill drew support from recycling organizations and government officials, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, and Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
“For the past several years, our recycling ecosystem has undergone a series of challenges,” said Crossroads Paper CEO John Sasine. “We are here to share with you a different and hopeful view.
Once completed, it will be the only operating paper mill in the state. Currently, the closest paper mills to Utah are in New Mexico, Oregon and California.
more at source: https://www.ksl.com/article/46591823/utahs-new-paper-mill-could-change-the-future-of-local-recycling