Did you ever wonder where our recycled paper goes?

As you walk around campus and see the multitude of small blue paper recycling buckets, have you ever wondered where the paper that you put in them goes?

Here at BCC, we have a contract with CET, the Center for EcoTechnology (www.cetonline.org). Each week, they come and pick up the large plastic plastic toters of paper we recycle and bring it to Erving Industries in Erving,  MA. There, it is recycled into tissue and other papers. Jamie Cahillane, who works as the Manager of Recycling Services and Waste Reduction at CET, sits on our campus Green Team and recently went to the  Erving Industries facility. He’s forwarded on some pictures so we can see where the paper we recycle at here at the College winds up. Enjoy!

NOTE: You click on the thumbnails below to get a larger more detailed image.