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History

By 1993 Reach for Unbleached! had encouraged the formation of Reach for Unbleached! campaigns in Washington and Oregon, and promoted numerous displays and events in Canada. We are now providing information on clean pulp technologies and pulp pollution almost entirely via our web site which receives over 45,000 hits a month. We promote clean paper primarily through the Office Paper Buying Club, which operates throughout Canada, but focuses on Vancouver and Victoria British Columbia.

MillWatch workshops: During 1996, workshops on mill monitoring, with representations from government, industry, workers, and First Nations, were held in ten towns across BC. The resulting information was published as the Citizens' Handbook on Pulp Mill Monitoring in January 1997.

Tissue Issue campaign: A two year effort to promote the use of household and institutional tissues made from recycled fibre without secondary chlorine bleaching which led to the re-introduction of a chlorine-free and recycled toilet paper in mainstream stores in British Columbia, Canada.

Office Paper Buying Club: A partnership with Paper Choice, a small business, to lower the cost of recycled chlorine-free office paper and prove that a viable market exists for more eco-friendly paper.

Zero Discharge: Technological Progress Towards Eliminating Kraft Pulp Mill Liquid Effluent, Minimising Remaining Waste Streams and Advancing Worker Safety , an extensive scientific and technical literature review assessing the best technology available for sustainable kraft pulp production, published in 1998.

Pollution Prevention Report Card: a flow chart of pollution prevention technology and steps for kraft and other pulp and paper mills, 2001.

MillWatch is our bimonthly newsletter with news and views for all those interested in clean pulp and paper production.

The Pulp Pollution Primer, published in October 1999, explains the basics of pulp pollution, our vision for a cleaner future, and explores ways to get there, including our reasons for supporitng British COlumbia's historic Zero Organochlorine Discharge law, which was recinded in 2003. The Primer is available in pdf format.

The Pulp Info Centre We maintain a searchable database of scientific and technical articles relating to pulp pollution and solutions. Find out what resources exist to answer tough questions.

 

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