Borough Assembly members approved a resolution to update the current recycled products purchasing policy to allow for the purchase of local recycled products that are a maximum 25 percent over the price of un-recycled products and to move to 100 percent recycled paper as the municipal standard.
Assemblyman Steve Burnham Jr. said he thought it was a good idea, especially because Skagway incinerates its paper that is not recycled.
“What’s the sense of making paper out of virgin trees and sending it to the incinerator where it can’t be recycled?” he said.
In drafting up the resolution, Burnham followed a model similar to that of Seattle.
Assembly members agreed to have the central administration buy the recycled paper in bulk and distribute it accordingly.
The resolution passed unanimously.