Changing Views on Paper Recycling

Read the full post at Environmental Leader.

Finding ways to make paper a more sustainable commodity—mainly through the use of various recycling methods—has always been an important goal of the green and environmental movements. But in recent years, it has become clear that when it comes to paper, recycling may not be as good for the environment as previously thought. In fact, when the fuel, water, and energy used to transport, process, and recycle paper are taken into account, along with all the carbon and greenhouse emissions released into the atmosphere by these processes, paper recycling may actually be quite detrimental to the environment.

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