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Pro-Link schools the green paper market

March 31, 2009
CANTON, MA — Pro-Link, a leading JanSan marketing and buying group, has initiated a program designed to help educate its members and their customers about green paper products, according to a press release.
One of the many goals of the program is to clarify green paper terminology and clear up some common misconceptions, the release stated.
Diane Mahana, marketing manager for Pro-Link, said: "Paper products made from 100 percent post-consumer materials are preferable because the manufacturing of this type of paper channels the greatest amount of waste away from landfills. Green paper cannot use chlorine or any of its derivates. ECF, or elemental chlorine-free paper, does use chlorine, whereas PCF is totally chlorine free. This makes it safer for aquatic life and the environment."
The Green paper program is all part of Pro-Link’s efforts to not only embrace environmentally responsible cleaning and paper products, but also become a more green and sustainable company, the release noted.
The program includes an electronic Environmental Cost Worksheet that instantly tells purchasing agents such things as the number of trees cut down annually to make the paper and the impact on landfill space and air pollution, the release added.
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