PAPER & RECYCLED PAPER RECYCLED PAPER Paper recycling aims to counteract the fact that trees are not replanted or cannot grow fast enough to provide enough material for general paper usage. Three main sources of waste can be recycled. Mill broke and pre-consumer waste are production wastes that were discarded before they were 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. Paper has many shapes and forms, it’s a generally more environmentally friendly material than plastics. Paper decomposes in roughly 2 to 6 weeks, and most types are biodegradable. Paper recycling is one of the biggest branches of industrial recycling, allowing us to save a huge amount of energy and resources. PAPER