Happy Earth Day

  We all see the “save a tree” encouragements designed to shame us into not using paper, but are they really true? No, in North America trees are doing just fine thanks.  It is blatant greenwashing. The forests of North America cover more ground on Earth Day 2016 than they did when Sen. Gaylord Nelson

Happy Earth Day2016-04-23T01:13:42+00:00

Agricultural waste can be turned into air pollution or paper

While investigating the situation in Clayoquot Sound I made friends with a Greenpeace associate.  We didn’t agree on everything, but we each trusted the other and stayed in touch.  A few months after the trip he asked if I would participate in a test program to make newsprint from rice straw. Representatives from Greenpeace, The

Agricultural waste can be turned into air pollution or paper2012-09-28T22:29:01+00:00

Clayoquot Sound

In early 1993 I was reading The Sacramento News & Review, which my company printed.  I read an editorial about a terrible paper company that was leveling the forests and defiling a fantastic place called Clayoquot Sound. The editorial said Pac Bell was using this paper and should be taken out behind the wood shed

Clayoquot Sound2012-08-31T15:49:02+00:00

Blame it on Yin

From the start Western Web boasted “We only use recycled paper.”  Now I’m forced to say, “We use the highest recycled content paper available.”  For the first time we’re going to report in 2011 we used some paper that is not even considered “recycled” by California, which requires a 40% post-consumer waste content to qualify.

Blame it on Yin2012-03-20T18:31:33+00:00