Paper is a usually thin and flexible material produced using fibres of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses. It is a versatile material with many uses, including writing, printing, cleaning, decorating and even industrial and construction processes. Nowadays the largest category of paper use is packaging, accounting for 41% of total paper consumption. Paper recycling is the process by which waste paper is turned into new paper products. Three main sources of waste can be recycled. Mill broke and pre-consumer waste are productions wastes that were discarded before it was ready for consumer use. Post-consumer waste is paper that is collected after it has been used by end-users. It includes waste paper from offices and homes, old newspapers and packaging. Approximately 40% of paper pulp is created from wood, of which only 9-16% of pulp is made from tree cuts, the rest comes from waste wood that was traditionally burnt. Most paper companies also plant trees to help regrow forests. Trees raised specifically for pulp production account for 16% of world pulp production. RECYCLED PAPER PAPER / RECYCLED PAPER go green 3