The Hoquiam City Council has sent letters out to the Business Association urging members for their support of Grays Harbor's recycled paper. Grays Harbor Paper has been working with the State Legeslature, to encourage state departments to use recycled paper - some State of Washington IT Staff have argued that the recycled paper doesn't work well with some photocopy machines.
Mayor Jack Durney told the council¬†Monday night that they have contacted many of the state's representatives about this issue. Contacting their representatives to support legeslation that would require state agencies to use recycled paper in their offices.
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 4:35 PM
Subject: Opportunity to Support Local Business and Maintain or Increase Employment in Hoquiam
Hello everybody, we have all discussed our shop local programs and are working to support our local businesses.¬† One of our businesses and the recipient of our Green Business Award for 2008 is Grays Harbor Paper, LP.¬† GH Paper has been working hard to help the State of Washington move to 100% recycled paper and hopefully Harbor 100O.¬† Our legislators Lynn Kessler and Kevin Van De Wege drafted a bill, with support from Speaker Frank Chop and Jim Hargrove. ¬†The original bill requested that the state use 100% post consumer paper with a preference given to paper produced with renewable energy, but unfortunately that bill has been drastically watered down.
Hoquiam Business Association participants may take this opportunity to support a local business in a big way.¬† There have been some State departments reporting recycled paper was not their first choice as they had the impression it would not work as well for some applications.¬† Grays Harbor Paper would like to let their delegation know that 100% recycled paper and Harbor 100 will work as well as any paper. ¬†
Below is the contact information for those representatives working on the bill. ¬†If you, or somebody from your office could contact Jim Hargrove et al and let them know your experience using 100% Recycled Paper it would be much appreciated by Grays Harbor Paper and will help to keep our local businesses strong.
¬†‚ÄúGrays Harbor Paper is very optimistic and looks forward to helping our State become the environmental leader we all know it can be.‚ÄĚ¬† -David Quigg
Jim Hargrove ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†firstname.lastname@example.org ¬†(360) 786-7920
Lynn Kessler ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†email@example.com ¬†(360) 786-7904
Kevin Van De Wege ¬†¬†firstname.lastname@example.org ¬†(360) 786-7916
Frank Chopp ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Chopp.email@example.com ¬†(360) 786-7920
Congratulations!!!!¬† Grays Harbor Paper increased the labor pool and put nine more employees on their books this week!¬†