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Re: [GreenYes] paper fibre querie
On 15 Mar 2002 at 8:18, Jessica North wrote:

> Hello,
> 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 product?
> Many thanks - this has been a puzzling and troubling question for some
> time!

Hullo Jessica....
I am digging into my memory banks now, so my info is a bit blurry, but if memory 
serves me correctly, then after 6 or 7 re-uses, the fact that the fibre is too short to 
make paper is about right, but I seem to remember that it would still be possible to 
make some pulped products, and still mix it into "virgin" fibre too!

hope it helps?

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