Thumbs up for recycled paper in office equipment

The use of recycled paper in office equipment has doubled since 1989 and is set to double again by 1996 following a sea change of opinion among equipment producers on its acceptability, according to a report by Conservation Papers.1 But demand for recycled grades is now being hampered by low prices for virgin paper.

Two-thirds of the Times Top 1,000 companies claim to use recycled paper, but this has largely been restricted to low-performance applications, according to Kyocera Electonics, manufacturer of the Ecosis range of "green" laser printers. Conservation Papers' report is aimed at enhancing the reputation of recycled paper by destroying what it sees as the myth that printer manufacturers discourage its use in their machines.

Misconceptions abou

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