recycling something new?
Nearly all paper manufactured in Europe, Canada and the U.S. through the
mid-1800s could be considered recycled paper. Old rags and worn-out clothing
were the primary source of fiber supplying the paper mills, because the process
for making paper from wood had not yet been developed!
Paper was first manufactured in the U.S. Today, recovered paper comes from many
sources. Old in 1690 at the Rittenhouse Mill near Phil-newspapers and corrugated
containers, because they adelphia. Rags were the main source of are valuable and
easy to recycle, have been collected papermaking fiber for centuries and
recycled for years. In mills, trimmings from the paper machines are continually
reused in the papermaking
process. The paper recycling industry has seen dramatic changes over the past
decade. Previously, recycled fiber was mostly used to produce products of lower
quality. Today, because of new technology, recycled fiber can sometimes be used
nearly interchangeably with new fiber to make even the highest quality grades of