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  • In a sign of growing demand, combined total waste-paper exports out of the two busiest U.S. container ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rose nearly 25% in 2010, surpassing the overall increase of 15% for all exports from those ports, according to the Port of Long Beach.

    Scrappy Collectors Profit From China's Paper Needs

  • Bloomberg News Demand from China is helping to fuel a waste-paper boom in the U.S. Mr.

    Scrappy Collectors Profit From China's Paper Needs

  • We'd commune about the poetry of karma flowers, seafood, and women, he in his robes and waste-paper basket straw coolie hat, and me in the Thai fisherman pants and cotton kimono I'd recently purchased online to go native in.

    A Frog in a Well

  • Ivan took a tissue out of a flat box on the table beside him and blew his nose, then dropped the used tissue carefully into a handy waste-paper basket.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • Yes, I have very little hesitation in saying that could we examine the waste-paper baskets of the hotels round Charing Cross until we found the remains of the mutilated _Times_ leader we could lay our hands straight upon the person who sent this singular message.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • The question was the topic of the day following coverage of the extravagant ways of John Thain, former CEO of Merrill Lynch, who spent $1.2 million on his office furnishings: $28,000 on curtains, $10,967 on a lampshade, $1,400 for a waste-paper bin, $88,000 for a rug and so on.

    Vicky Ward: Cloud-Cuckoo-Land on Wall Street

  • When three kittens fell out of the wardrobe, I removed them and they rampaged in my bedroom, which was when they found the waste-paper basket and all climbed in.

    John Rentoul today puts Trevor Kavanagh and myself in the...

  • When it did not fit, we just said so, and it was crumpled up and thrown into the waste-paper basket!

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Someone on the lower reaches of government would have taken one look at it and tossed it into the waste-paper bin, then composing a stiff memo to his minister, suggesting that Turner and his committee should be put out to grass.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • It turned from white to yellow from lying in the Post-office with nobody to claim it, and in course of time was torn up with five hundred others, and sold for waste-paper.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

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