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Submitted by JoAnn M. Lawrence
Local City and County Recycling Websites:
Town of Amherst Recycling Info
Massachusetts DEP Recycling Pages
Computer Recycling Links:
Need to get rid of an old computer that you have at home? Many computer companies now take back computers. Check these links:
Dell’s Recycling Services
Industry Trade Groups:
There is a lot of valuable information on these sites. Remember however, that they are NOT impartial. These sites exist only to promote the benefits of a certain material or industry.
American Forest & Paper Association
Recycled Promotional Products:
Is your club or organization looking for promotional products to sell or give away? From coffee mugs to sport bottles to Frisbees to pens and pencils, these sites may have what you’re looking for.
Recycled Clothing & Accessories:
Ever wear a 50% cotton/50% Polyester T-shirt or a Fleece Pullover? You won’t notice the difference between those products and recycled clothing. The only difference is that his recycled “polyester”comes from recycled PET soda and water bottles. Try them. You won’t believe the quality!!!
Recycled Office Products:
Almost every major office product distributor carries some recycled-content products and all are places to obtain recycled products. In addition, listed below, are some suppliers that specialize primarily in recycled products:
Recycled Office Products
Recycled Copy, Printing and Writing Papers:
Almost every major paper manufacturer makes a line of paper with recycled content. Whatever type of paper you are using (copy paper, printing & writing paper, coated/glossy paper, etc), folks are encouraged to find a paper has the highest post-consumer recycled content and that meets your cost and performance criteria. In addition to regular suppliers, below are some specialized links:
Conservatree (a non-profit that provides information about recycled papers)
Living Tree Paper (recycled and alternative fiber papers)
Costa Rica Naturals (recycled coffee, cigar & banana papers)
Other Recycled Products:
Green Disk (recycled computer disks)
Please Note: Amherst College does not officially endorse any of these products or organizations. They are listed here only as a convenience to assist students and the Amherst College community to find recycling information or find recycled-content products.
The sites listed above are the sole responsibility of the vendors or organizations who maintain them. Amherst College is not responsible for any content on the sites listed above.