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Using Recycled Materials

New River Community College and other state agencies use products with post-consumer recycled content as follows:

- Carpet (Dupont, Collins & Aikman)

- Fine paper and plain envelopes:

  • • 20# copy paper, white, colored, legal-size
  • • 20# chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer (PC), white, colored
  • • 20# premium, watermarked
  • • offset: white and colored, various sizes
  • • index stock
  • • envelopes

- Office Supplies
     Some recycled-content items are identified, but many office supplies have recycled content
     (paper, plastic); or have environmentally friendly characteristics
     (soy-based ink, less toxic fumes, etc).

- Remanufactured laser toner cartridges

- Other recycled-content items:

  • • paper bags (35% PC)
  • • paper napkins (30% PC)
  • • toilet tissue (40% PC)
  • • paper towels (40% PC)
  • • foam cups listed as recyclable
  • • file storage boxes


- New for 2012: Graduation robes available for purchase by NRCC students are made from recycled plastic bottles. Greenweaver© fabric is used by Oak Hall Cap and Gown (the official supplier for NRCC student regalia). Students who wish to do so may deposit their used gowns in receptacles on campus. Donated gowns will re-enter the recycling process and eventually become carpet fiber.