PRC PAPER COOP EXPANDS TO OFFER CONSUMERS 100% RECYCLED CONTENT PAPER AT SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS
Cartons available online at PRC.org; reams now available at Construction Junction
The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) Recycled Paper Coop – launched in spring 2020 to enable local BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS to purchase recycled paper at a significant savings – has expanded to also offer individual shoppers an opportunity to purchase smaller quantities at a 30% savings.
Beginning in mid July, individual reams of 100% recycled content paper will be available for sale at Construction Junction (214 N. Lexington St., Pittsburgh/Point Breeze).
“PRC is dedicated to building circular economies for Pennsylvania, and this new program is a direct example of that 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 coop members and others interested in maximizing resources and minimizing waste.”
“Purchasing a ream of 100% recycled paper at Construction Junction at $9 per ream results in saving of more than 30% over office supply store prices for the same product,” she explained.
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.
Nonprofits and businesses interested in purchasing paper in larger quantities can join PRC’s Paper Coop directly online and pick up paper on a quarterly basis.
For additional information – and a link to join the PRC Paper Coop – visit www.prc.org/papercoop or call 412-488-7490.