April 1 deadline to order cartons online at prc.org/papercoop for Spring distribution
PRC’s Recycled Paper Cooperative – launched last spring to provide local businesses and nonprofits with recycled paper at significant savings – is currently accepting orders through Thursday, April 1, for its Spring 2021 distribution.
“PRC is dedicated to building circular economies for Pennsylvania, and this program is a direct example of this commitment. The paper sold through the Recycled Paper Coop is 100% recycled and 100% local,” according to PRC Environmental Program Coordinator Stacy Albin. “PRC’s Paper Coop purchases large volumes of 20-pound white office paper directly from a Pennsylvania paper mill and then passes on the savings to customers interested in maximizing resources and minimizing waste.”
PRC’s Paper Coop offers 100% recycled content 8.5″ x 11″ white office paper (20lb basis weight and 92 brightness) at a savings of 30% or more compared to market prices.
Bulk orders can be purchased directly online. The minimum purchase is one carton (10 reams/carton, 500 sheets/ream) and can be picked up in Pittsburgh.
“By purchasing 100% recycled content paper through the coop, customers can save more than $10 per carton compared to average market prices,” said Albin. “Those ordering online by April 1 will then pick up their paper orders on April 29 in the parking lot of PRC’s headquarters in Pittsburgh’s Northside.”
While the Paper Coop offers a bulk discount by selling paper by the carton, throughout the year individuals can purchase 100% recycled content paper by the ream at Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington St., Pittsburgh/Point Breeze.
Industry sources report that each ton of 100% recycled content paper purchased from the Coop preserves 24 trees, conserves 7,000 gallons of water and supports local jobs.