From Our Files (Jan. 4, 2023)


January 4, 2023

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1973: Cladwood Manager Russell Rose shows papers ready to be recycled.

Jan. 4, 1973

A local business has been using a recycled material for several years and it might already be mailed to your house.

Cladwood Co. recycles newspapers by using them in the process of producing the company's product, exterior siding panel. Wood chips are used for the bulk of the material in the board, but newsprint is the prime part of the overlay on the outside of the completed board.

Cladwood bought the Western Panel plant in 1963 and buys most of its used newsprint from Eugene Mission, which collects the paper and sells it to fund its work of helping people in need. Local chu...

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