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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 49

Lubbock, Texas
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Monday, April 7, 1975
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.?J—WBBOCK.AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—.Monday Evening. April 7, 1975 Economics Of Recycling Waste Paper Proving Unfavorable NKW YORK i.\Pi nature's resources are limited, most people rccogni/c the need ID recyclo \v;isic products into something nsiiblu instead of simply burying or burning or olhi.Twisc destroying tiiem. But recognition of the notes sity doesn'l. lp»el automatically to the riccompJishmcru. a.s (tailors in recycled paper products are Iciwnint; today. Some 1 arc in ;< (Ifsperatf way. thoii- holies iilled, their order l>lank. war;*books S|)ito tile of hu- the industry has closed IS e |)H|)or-mnl\inx niafhinos Mii'-c 1 late last year. Some oj these machines were mills in Iliemsolves. Atlo^ethiM'. nine or 10 recycling plants have closed. While the problem has be- rome worse in recent months, 11 isn't a short-term phenomenon. Since 1%S, between (if) and 71) macliiiii-s Iwve lallen idle, ijeevcled paper is more than shirt boards and rurniuaUHl buses. It's newsprint, packaging of items trom soaps to h;ir(iuuri>. bathroom and lacia] l Kali's. L.vpsum u nlll><i;ij-il i,v- inys, I'lirnilure backings -- oven fine writing papers. Thirty years ago, when the word ecology was barely recog- ni/ed, about Hf) per cent of all paper consumed by Americans was recycled. Today, only '2'2 per cent comes IVom dial .source, although tonnage is higher. 1'rices I'liimmci The most recent part of the downturn is an understandable consequence of recession. Bales of waste paper, the raw material of recycpng plants, piled up as demand fell. Prices plummeted. Last summer, a tun of waste paper, genera lly newspapers, l),-niijh| SL'O to !>7iO a ion to the Hoy So.'-ut, church or other voluntary organi/ation that, collected waste in its neighborhood. Now |lie price is about SI! ior less. i Recycling, say.s .}. Rodney Kd wards of the American Pa- lu'i- Institute, has serious weaknesses, not the least of which is .the nnclcpendability of iis sup pliers, many of whom are vol unleers. "ft gets hit first, most and Kindest." said Kdwards. a vice president, in an interview, "The economics of recycling have not been favorable." The paper industry maintains it has exhibited a social conscience and that il has made great effo.'tsho "clean up our mess," but they are not totally free of blame or responsibility. The fact is that in today's capital-strapped economy, the expenditure for a recycling plant is about one-half that of a virgin pulp facility. That in itself is one incentive for promoting' recycling. Hut, explains an institute spokesman, the industry's major customers — packers, manufacturers, builders — generally are not specifying the recycled product. There is another reason for ;lhc dilemma of recycling: The i paper makers themselves pro- ifer to deal with virgin fibers. i In the post-World War IT years the biggest capital expenditures were put into forest- land mills. Major production facilities were built at the source I of supply, io;- obvious economic 'reasons. At the same time, technological developments greatly changed the industry. The old paper making company evolved into the forest products complex, which produced a variety of products of which paper was only one. Whereas the old lumber companies found they had to stock- Ipilc wood wastes as a useless of producing boards, they now make paper out of sawdust, chips and slabs not suitable for construction lumber. Many companies, therefore, find themselves with an overwhelming capital commitment to virgin libers that conflicts with their realization that the recycled end of the industry must be further developed. SAVE ON YOUR COOLING & HEATING AlHSUlWE FREE ESTIMATES J B's HOME INSULATION Call Jerry Billinglon (806) 792-3583 HIGH PLAINS UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT NO. 1 announces the relocation of its headquarters FROM 1628 15th Street Lubbock, Texas 79401 TO 2930 Avenue O Lubbock. Texas 79405 HOURS 8 AM - 5PM - MONDAY Thru FRIDAY Closed Noon lil 1 PM The telephone number will remain 806/'762-0181 •? MAGAZINE WRONG Cholesterol Said Bad For Heart .By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.!>. DEAR DR. LAMB — Help' Please! 1 am one of those peo- •plo confused about cholesterol, I read the enclosed article by a physician like yourself who thinks thai your theory of i-holesterol is all wrong. I thought you might consider reading it. One thing thai supports' 1iis .'iriiele is thai. Russia and Kastern Kurope live on >aturated fats without any un- iliH- effects. They eat salt park, sour cream, butler, cheese and tatty sausage. Also, what about fhe healthy Swiss and their .saturated fats, cheeses and dairy products? Eastern European and Russian physicians ihink we nre crazy worrying about cholesterol and that you could work it out with physical :irtii'ily. that, if we used our legs- more maybe we could eat like (he Europeans a n d I h t; F.4;imos. who live on fai. nil: All READER — A'o wonder you are confused if y<m .'ire going to use information t rrjin the type oi hea I th /Magazine you sent me. Many people read these magazines. ;iml sometimes there is a good article in them. But many of these inaga/ines are vehicles tnr advertising su-calted health products. The fact the article was v. ntten by a doctor doesn't rrinkc if holy. 1 was asked by mil- owner of .such a health magazine to become the editor writer of the articles for I'::* 1 magazine. There was one important hitch: I could no!. •.vim.' anything that would conflict with the various products '.>' ing advertised in the i.''a/ine. The money is in the .I'lvertising. and it is a fortune. 1 'finId have made a ioi of I:-.*>m.'\' doing this, as opposed to h'-lping the public Not all rior- i j r •• r'.| u <e similar oppor- i i"ii'i'"-'. F!i..t. .inicle on otmk'stero) SPC Schedules Square Dance I.T-A'ELr.AXn iSi, riali ( !lajj your hands and juin I be fun Tir.'-dii\ nii-'lu lui 1 an nld ! .iMiioiH:d square (lanrp ;it Suiiih Plains CoHeire. <; nc Woldoii ul Iinmiii'ieki \>. ill IK; Ihe caller l"r tii,' dain-r. t :-;i I firing pcrlorllKiMrrs by ^r; i rri I area .'-(|iiai'e dain'i rs Thoiv uill b t > ; t "ill rvnt-. ii'ii -'--iuM < p har;.'o Im' r-.i ndrnt < i <T,,, bul spiviaiurs will be miited without char.:'.". 'I In 1 djini-r- wit! b; 1 :r S |i in Ihe Slndent Union l-:uildin you senL me is a travesty on iruth Finally because of tlie efforts of the American Heart Assn.. dedicated scientists, the National Heart and Lung Institute and other public- spirited organizations, the incidence of heart disease in the I'nited in young and middle-aged men has started to decrease sharply. That says something for these efforts. The c o m p 1 e x i t i e s o f cholesterol are many. For more detailed information send a .s el f - a (i d r c s s e (i. s t a m p e d envelope to me at P.O. Box .1551. Radio City Station, New York, .\.Y. 10019 and ask for the booklet on cholesterol. Enclose 50 cents to cover costs. The booklet discusses many of the points you raise. 1 must c o r r e c I. y our statements, though. Russia lias a serious heart disease problem npiit now. They have mobile heart units roving the streets of Moscow to provide emergency treatment to the victims of the many heart attacks that occur. Mean disease is common in K u r o p e n o w , including; Switzerland, except in those areas where food is in short .supply and just getting enough io eat is the bigger problem. And. I went to Alaska myself several years ago and reviewed the Eskimo data. Native Eskimos don't, eat much in the winter, and at. that time the native Eskimo seldom lived much past ;tO. We don'L have much heart disease before that age either. The older Eskimo, or (he one who had a chance to live ;is we do. bad fatty deposits in the arteries. The story is the same the work! over. When people live like we do they get heart disease. It is not just cholesterol but the calories, the fat. the .saturated fat. lack of exercise and cigarettes, just to mention a lew (actors. MARRIED MEN WHO FEEL THEY'RE SUPPING Hinbandi end wrvei too, who \tx\ old before thrir lime end who con no longer tif«..folVt who f««i ntrvout, ^ioV, rf»- preiied and run down ond who fhinV tfielr bnl manly dayi «re dorx^here'i nmaiing nev.i. 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