Orange is the new green at the Multnomah County Library

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The Multnomah County Library in Oregon (think Portland) has become the first major library in the country to sustainably source the paper it uses to print patron receipts and hold slips.

The library, which uses upward of 10,000 rolls of paper each year for these slips, has moved from the traditional white paper that contains bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS) to an alternative paper that uses a vitamin C formulation instead.

That’s right vitamin C, though the paper has a yellow tone it is actually sourced from oranges! 

And just how many oranges are needed for a years supply?

How about 500,000.

Happy Earth Day!

Orange is the new library receipt: Multnomah switches up its paper | Portland Business Journal

h/t LISnews