Paper Commodity

Recovered Paper and Fiber


Recovered fiber, often better known as recovered paper and board, is one of the most widely recycled materials in the world. The paper recycling segment of the industry collected, sorted, and processed over $7.5 billion of material in 2016. Recovered paper is used at more than 75% of the paper mills across the United States because of the significant cost and energy savings inherent to recycling. It is also a valuable contributor to the U.S. trade balance in that we exported recovered paper to over 75 countries that was valued over $3 billion.

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Paper surrounds us.  We use it for so many things everyday. Since 1990, Americans have recycled 1.25 Billions tons of recyclable material.


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Joe Pickard
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