19 Apr '11, 5pm

Is shredded paper #recyclable? Our @do_bran_sky has the answer:

Shredded paper is recyclable, but with caveats. (Stock Photo) Here at Earth911, we’re often asked, “Is shredded paper recyclable?” The answer is yes, but… Paper consists of fibers. The longer the fiber, the more valuable the paper is during the recycling process. As paper is recycled over and over, the fibers become shorter and must be downcycled into tissue or toilet paper. While these materials are still valuable, they’re not as valuable as nice, white office paper with long fibers. Once you shred your personal documents, it shortens the fibers and lowers the grade of paper from high grade to mixed grade. Mixed grade paper is still recyclable, but you may have a harder time finding a recycler who will take it. Find your local recycle solution for shredded paper Keep in mind that shredded paper has to be contained during transportation, so if your community recycling prog...

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