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Waste Paper

Waste paper is collected from Waste Paper Banks and Commercial collections. When you deposit your used papers into a waste paper bank, you are sorting the paper into grades before the merchant collects it. This is why you can only put certain papers into a particular bank.

Many offices have in place an office recycling scheme. Again the waste paper is usually segregated ready to be collected.

Waste paper currently represents 67% of the raw material used in the UK to make paper and board.

The waste paper merchant collects the used paper which is then sorted by hand into different grades. Paper not suitable for recycling is removed.

The waste paper merchant will then bale the waste paper ready to be taken to the paper mill.

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