I gave our local Verativ dealer a ring and was told the relationship had been unexpectedly terminated by Neenah yesterday. He said they hope to land a deal with the Mohawk people who have contemplated producing a similar brite paper.
The stinky, dead elephant in the middle of the room is "Why did they dump them?"
This is not something done lightly.
Seems to be about ~$10 more per ream on amazon compared to the pricing we have with other paper vendors.
Sustainable Printing Goes Far Beyond Using FSC Certified or Recycled Paper
This informative paper on deinking: demand, principles, problems and solutions also explains why printing technologies are not all equally compatible with paper recycling systems; and why just a small fraction of printed material in the paper can cause difficulties.
Link To White Paper