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So I was at a store earlier because I needed a 500-pack of paper to draw on. I noticed that the regular paper was 5.99 and the 30% recycled paper was 7.99.
This first thing that popped in my head was that 'someone' was profiting on the fact that people might want to buy recycled paper. Shouldn't recycled paper be CHEAPER? I don't know all the manufacturing techniques but I just figure that it costs more to turn a tree into a piece of paper than it does to recycle old paper into a new batch.
Isn't that the point?
Or is the point just a..... profit margin?
I don't really know anymore.
I should probably just make my own paper scraps to draw on.
I think I saw a how-to zine on that somewhere :)