What is a Recycled Paper Cooperative?
PRC’s Paper Coop makes 100% recycled paper more affordable by purchasing large volumes of office paper directly from a paper mill and distributing it to coop members.
Generally, office supply companies and paper distributors provide bulk purchase discounts to businesses buying large volumes of paper in a single transaction. PRC’s cooperative model allows small to medium size businesses who may not meet the required volume threshold to obtain more affordable prices for their paper, making it more attainable to “buy recycled.”
What type of paper can be purchased through PRC’s Paper Coop?
Currently, the Paper Coop is offering 100% recycled content 8.5″ x11” white letter paper (20lb basis weight and 92 brightness). Legal size paper (8.5″x14″) and ledger size paper (11″x17″) can be special ordered. Please contact the Paper Coop directly at [email protected] for more information on these sizes. The specs on 100% recycled content paper offered through the Paper Coop are provided below.
This paper is also:
- Made in the USA
- FSC® Certified
- SFI® Certified Sourcing
- Process and Elemental Chlorine Free
- Acid Free for Archival Performance
Where is the Paper Coop paper produced?
PRC’s Paper Coop features 100% recycled content paper from American Eagle Paper Mills located in Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
Is delivery of my paper order available?
Delivery options are available for orders of one pallet (40 cases) or more. Please contact us at [email protected] for pricing and delivery information.
Might the 100% recycled content paper jam my printer?
No. This office paper works on all office equipment and high-speed copy applications.
How does the quality of 100% recycled content paper compare with the virgin paper or 30% recycled content paper I usually purchase?
Over the past several decades, enhanced technology has allowed 100% recycled content paper to meet the same quality standards of virgin office paper and other recycled content paper. As stated above, American Eagle Paper Mill produces 100% recycled content paper that meets all standards with office equipment and high-speed applications.
Is on-demand purchasing available?
Yes! In partnership with Construction Junction, reams and cases are now available for purchase in-store at Construction Junction in Pittsburgh’s East End (214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) while supplies last.
*In partnership with Construction Junction, 100% recycled content paper is available for purchase by the ream ($9 per ream) in-store at Construction Junction on Pittsburgh’s East End (214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) while supplies last.
Must I order a minimum amount of paper for delivery?
A minimum of one pallet (40 cases) must be ordered for delivery. The pallet can be paper of one size, or a mix of letter sized paper, legal size paper (8.5″x14″), and ledger size paper (11″x17″).
How much can I save by joining the Paper Coop?
Purchasing paper through PRC’s Paper Coop can save you $10 or more per carton, compared to market prices of 100% recycled content paper as of 2021. PRC’s Paper Coop price for 100% recycled content paper is more affordable than what is currently offered in the market for 100% recycled content and comparable to the market price of 30% recycled content paper. Large-scale office supply distributors often sell cartons of paper in sets of 3-reams, 5-reams, or 8-reams, so keep that in mind when comparing your current distributor’s price to the Paper Coop’s 10-ream carton price!
As more members join the Paper Coop and orders increase, prices may decrease in the future! Please help us spread the word about this new resource and encourage other businesses, organizations and institutes to purchase with the Paper Coop!