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[GreenYes] paper fibre querie

I understand that paper fibres can be recycled 6-7 times, after which they
are too reduced in length to produce a paper product. Since paper to be
recycled is collected together, regardless of whether it is from virgin
origin, 2nd time recycled, 6th time recycled, etc., what happens to the
paper fibres that can no longer be recycled? If they are somehow removed
during the recycling process, what is their fate? And finally, does this
mean that there will always be a need for a "rejuvenating" stock of virgin

Many thanks - this has been a puzzling and troubling question for some time!


Jessica North - Resource Consultant
Waste Not Limited
PO Box 33 1410
Takapuna, Auckland
New Zealand

Ph: 09 486 3635
Fax: 09 486 5764

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