Is any paper lost during the recycling process?



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    Yes.  In the process of recycling paper, the paper is meshed together to form big blocks of paper and then transported to the paper mill.  Once at the mill, the waste paper is mixed with water in something that resembles a washing machine.  If there are still things stuck to the paper, such as, staples or plastic binders they are removed and go to the garbage. During this entire process, between 10% and 30% of the waste paper’s volume will be lost due to the fact that paper is made up fillers and other materials like clay that are absorbed in water.

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