How the Paper Recycling Process Works

There are countless reasons why paper recycling is important, and no other occasion brings this environmentally responsible practice to the forefront than Earth Day. Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a 1969 Wisconsin junior senator concerned about pollution and other environmental health hazards. After garnering national support from people of all walks of life, Earth Day became a global phenomenon in 1990, elevating environmental issues to the world stage. Today, more than a billion people every year recognize this day of eco-friendly action in more than 190 countries. 

If you caught the interview with our recycling coordinator Edwin, you learned that we recycle about two million pounds of paper every month. In honor of Earth Day, this article will take a closer look at the environmental benefits of recycling paper and explain what happens at every step of the process. 

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3 Free and Easy Online Paper Calculators

Paper Rolls

When you need cost-effective paper fast, our online paper calculators can help you save time by delivering instant and accurate quantity estimates. These useful tools make even more sense when they’re free and easy to use!

This post will introduce you to three types of online paper calculators to ensure you order the paper you need at the right price. So, whether you’re wondering how to calculate the basis weight of paper, convert basis weight to GSM (grammage), estimate rolls, or calculate the price, we have you covered with the following free and easy tools.

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Recycling at Roosevelt

Recycling and sustainability has been an increasingly important conversation – especially in the last decade. In school now, kids are taught “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle” as the foundation of their sustainability efforts. It is known that every effort matters but the larger recycling impacts are done through business with a mindful view.

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Serving our Customer’s Needs from Behind the Scenes

Our Unique Approach to Customer Service

Roosevelt Paper Company has a unique approach to customer service.  Each account has an inside and an outside sales representative.  Our sales representatives are the people our customers rely on to fulfil their paper needs.  They are the familiar faces, or voices, that the customers trust and expect to see or hear on a regular basis.  They are the connection that helps our customers find the best possible ways to meet their paper needs.  This is a lot of responsibility for our sales reps, and everyone needs a little help. 

Roosevelt Paper’s Sales Assistants

In addition to this inside/outside sales team structure, we have a group of sales assistants, eager to help provide a first-rate customer experience.  These are the people who work in the background to support our sales team.  Each sales assistant works directly with 2 or 3 inside sales reps as well as the entire outside sales force.  They are committed to helping provide the best customer service possible.  The Sales Assistants are not the people our customers are familiar with, but they are an important part of the Roosevelt sales team.

Our Part in Customer Service

Roosevelt’s sales assistants work out all the particulars of orders between the sales reps and the converting and shipping departments.  Their main responsibility is to process the orders or credits that are given to them  by the sales representatives.  Once a sales representative has an order, they give it to their sales assistant to write up and enter the specifics of the order.  The sales assistant writes detailed instructions of how each order should be processed or converted, when it should ship, verifying specifications on the stock being used, and finally enters the order into the system. 

In addition to processing orders, the sales assistants gather pertinent information to expedite credits; take orders over the phone from our outside sales reps, as well as checking inventory availability, checking converting schedules, or pricing; help with clerical work as needed; they may even take calls from customers, at times, if the sales rep is unavailable.  Accuracy and speed are essential in writing and entering orders and processing credits and Roosevelt’s sales assistants are very diligent in their work, attentive to details, and supportive of their team. 

Roosevelt’s entire sales team, from the front lines to behind the scenes, work together to provide the best service and quality paper to our customers.

Department Highlight: Roosevelt Traffic Department

Daniel Lenza- Logistics Manager | Sandy Milnes- Traffic Assistant

The Traffic “Logistics” Department at Roosevelt Paper plays an important role. We provide quality delivery service and value to our customers. Traffic wears many hats and has many responsibilities. One main responsibility is carrier selection for all of Roosevelt Paper shipments from our three divisions. Our department is based at Roosevelt headquarters located in Mt Laurel, NJ. Although the department is lean, we have a support team with many key personnel. We are located across three divisions and coordinate our efforts to help make programs a success.

A Deep Dive into Machinery with Bill B

Industry Research

Sometime in 2015 we started discussing the possibility of adding to our Rewinding capabilities in our Mt. Laurel facility. In 2016, we started an exhaustive search to find the best Rewinder to fit our needs. Our emphasis was on buying from a domestic manufacturer.  This search led us to Catbridge Machinery in Parsippany, NJ and in late 2016 we bought our first machine.  

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Case Study – Generic Paper

Case Study: Impressive Business Forms, Inc.

Industry: Commercial Printing

Location: Tyler, TX


Impressive Business Forms, Inc. is a commercial printing company based in Tyler, TX, specializing in printing on 20# uncoated forms bond paper using rolls smaller than 40 inch diameter. They had been loyal to the same paper supplier for years but wanted to streamline their expenditures. While initially hesitant to stray from its supplier in favor of generic paper, Impressive Business Forms remained open to cost-saving solutions that could pave the way for higher profit margins and bottom-line growth.

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