does recycled paper decompose faster than non-recycled



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    We must first recognize how paper is recycled once sorted.

    First, it is shredded and the fiber is made into a pump with water. The rest is not as important pertaining to this question.

    Each time paper is recycled, the fibers get shorter. and thus making the paper weaker. Paper can be recycled about 7 times.

    Paper does not take very long to decompose in general, but I would assume that weaker paper would take less time.

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    The recycled paper and the new paper should decompose at around the same time, actually.

    It is possible that there is a small difference, due to the fibers in recycled paper being shorter and thinner, but if so, the difference is negligible.

    If you want paper to degrade faster, then make sure it is shredded before it goes to the landfill.

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