Addressing paper recovery, cost in the new year

Recovered paper industry veterans discuss the challenges of recovery and how cost to landfill versus cost to recycle remains a burden. Katarzyna Bialasiewicz |

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Recent reports have revealed a much lower paper recycling rate than previously touted by the industry, and the question now is how recovered paper consumers can boost recovery in the United States to capture more material and prevent unnecessary landfilling.

An analysis published in December of last year by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) claimed the amount of paper and paper-based packaging in U.S. landfill represents $4 billion in lost economic value.


Source: Recycling Today


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