John O’ Brien (Letters, DW 20 October) makes many valid points about my (implied) contest with Mr Placca (DW Paper Supplement, September).
The national – and more reprehensibly – the trade press, seems hell-bent on fomenting disagreement where there is none.
Mr Placca and I agree on a number of issues and we both have vested interests. I could wish, indeed, that the British Waste Paper Association would join the British Wood Pulp Association, the Paper Federation et al in sponsoring that excellent and responsible body, the Pulp & Paper Information Centre (Tel: 01793 887468: Fax: 01793 886182). The PPIC is only too happy to answer designers’ questions factually and truthfully.
Northern Pulp Shippers
Bucks SL8 5SF