sorted office paper (sop) #37
Consists of paper, as typically generated by offices, containing primarily white and colored groundwood-free paper, free of unbleached fiber. May include a small percentage of groundwood computer printout and facsimile paper. Prohibitive materials may not exceed 1% and outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 5%.
Maximum effort will be given to prevent the following prohibited paper categories being mixed in the recovered paper supplies:
Contaminated recovered paper and board from hospital
Recovered paper and board which have contained chemicals or foodstuffs
Covering materials such as paper used for covering furniture during repaired and painting work
Shipped in bales mainly. Assurance of storage and transport conditions that protect against cross-contamination i.e., by hazardous substances or bad odor. Supplied bales will be labeled with an agreed supplier code PS standards for paper stock.