The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 20, 1991 · Page 401
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 401

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earth Recycling on the job r 1. -T-T. 1 ays. At work, it's the great American paper chase: computer paper, telephone messages, memorandums, scratch pads. Every year, the USA's offices produce 5 million tons of paper waste. The burden is financial as well as environmental: The average-sized U.S. city spends as much on waste disposal as on police protection. You can change this by treating paper as the resource that it is. Recycling cuts air pollution from incineration, spares landfills, and saves energy and water. And, for those who "CANCER IS NOT INVINCIBLE. I KNOW." "I had what the doctors called a modified radical mastectomy at a local hospital near my home in Indiana, and it didn't work. The cancer metastasized to the bone. The proposis took just three words. 'Less than poor.1 They told me to go home. There was really no hope. No options left. "Maybe so, but I wasn't ready to die yet, and found a place that wasn't ready to let me. Cancer Treatment Centers of America at American International Hospital in Zion, Illinois. They gave me options, let me choose, and then fought like the dickens to save my life. "For me the treatment was fractionated-dose chemotherapy combined with whole-body hyperthermia killing the cancer cells with heat, intense heat, something they pioneered way back in the 70's. It's part of what I believe is the most comprehensive cancer-fighting program there is, incorporating the most advanced thinking in the field. "That was more than a year ago. More than a year of living life to the hilt. And getting to watch my daughter grow up. "Guess it all depends on where you go. Denis Hayes writes about the environment for USA WEEKEND . I J v - - , r ' it " J ... . . . -k f aw: watch the bottom line, recycling can be a moneymaker: Paper recycling saved AT&T $1.5 million in disposal costs last year and generated $300,000. Here's how you can get started recycling at the office: Get management's support by spelling out the savings. Contact waste-paper dealers, who will explain what kinds of paper they accept and how to sort and collect the paper. Educate employees by forming a committee to make presentations and answer questions. Publish running allies of the trees, water and energy you save. Provide employees with two wastebaskets one for non-recyclable trash and the other for recyclable paper. Position bins for newspapers and computer printout paper (the real recycling treasure) in central locations. Reduce paper use by printing or copying on both sides. Avoid making multiple copies. Encourage your employer to stock recycled paper. Recycling saves money. But the more lasting dividend is a good feeling among employees. To learn more, call the Solid Waste Information Clearing House (SWICH) at 1-800-677-9424. Hayes, an organizer of the original Earth Day, is president of the environmental group Green Seal For more information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Green Seal, Box R, Stanford, Calif. 94309. 1 2 , Barbara Hladck, cancer patient, at home in Lu!Lr.a with her inciter. . . A 4 - I -:ts from h. icn went The effectiveness of any treatment pr(ram dependents on a variety i ...-.-...:... , nv... lhr .fi-mi'iKft 1 0 USA WEEKEND CVfodtr 18-26, 1991

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