ISSUE: HOW DO YOU FIT
IN THE RECYCLABILITY EQUATION?
The fact that most paper can be 100% recyclable is one of the benefits that makes print on paper sustainable. Recyclability is one of paper’s credentials as a renewable resource that can begin and end its life in a responsible manner. You have a key role in the life cycle of paper. Do you have all the recycling facts?
Paper is recyclable
because the wood fibers from recovered paper can be reprocessed up to seven times into new paper and paperboard products. By recycling paper, we’re reusing materials that would otherwise have been thrown away. Paper fits the criteria for successful recyclability because it begins its life as a natural product and because the systems and technology exist to recover, reprocess and remanufacture wastepaper for use in new products. It’s both environmentally and economically responsible.
Consider the entire supply chain.
FOR OFFICE AND COMMERCIAL PRINTING PAPERS to be successfully recycled depends on what happens along the entire supply chain. This includes everyone from paper manufacturers to printers, consumers and paper recovery facilities. A better understanding of how paper is recycled helps each player in the supply chain to put best practices into action for optimum recyclability. The way that paper is converted for various uses, the inks used in printing, the amount of non-paper objects put into paper recycling bins and the way paper is collected and sorted in recovery all affect the efficiency of the recycling process.NEXT Steps in Recycling