We Use Millions of Tonnes of Paper Every YearBased upon wood, a natural renewable resource, paper is both biodegradable and recyclable. It is made up of many fibres that are interlaced and compacted in a web-like fashion.
Paper is the UK's Largest Recycler!
Millions of tonnes of paper are produced each year. This is used for a wide variety of products and applications such as: office paper, newspapers, envelopes, agricultural sacks, plasterboard and for packaging of all types of consumer, commercial and industrial goods.
Paper and packaging make up huge proportions of most municipal and commercial waste streams; therefore, the paper industry is the UK's largest recycler.
However, almost 5 million tonnes of waste paper is still sent to landfill or incineration each year. This means that the industry has to import fibre to meet its needs, which does not make environmental or economic sense.
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