eQ 5: Recycling and Recycled Fiber

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eQ 5: Recycling and Recycled Fiber

eQ Journal 005: Rethinking Recycling is Sappi’s fifth edition of the successful eQ publication series, distinguishing between the facts and general misconceptions surrounding recycling and the paper life cycle. With the latest eQ Journal, we invite our community to look at the bigger picture of recycling to ensure the industry is putting recycled fiber to its best use, finding the most appropriate options that produce lower emissions and higher yield. For more on recycling and recycled fiber, visit Sappi’s eQ microsite: http://www.na.sappi.com/eQ/journal/journal005/

 

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Sappi eQ Journal 005: Rethinking Recycling - Picking Apart Our Trash
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) consists of materials ordinary citizens throw into the trash at our homes and offices. This includes everything from food scraps to lawn waste to old tires and computers — even paper products. MSW does not, however, include industrial or construction waste. All MSW doesn’t necessarily have to wind up in a landfill, but unfortunately most of it does. In fact,...
Sep 12, 2013 3:30 PM ET
Sappi eQ Journal 005: Rethinking Recycling - Four Questions
Why is it important to recycle paper? Waste reduction is a fundamental tenet of sustainability and recycling is an integral element of any solid waste management plan. It’s one of the three Rs we’re all familiar with: reduce — reuse — recycle, practiced in that order. The environmental benefits of recycling vary greatly...
May 14, 2013 3:30 PM ET
Sappi eQ Journal 005: Rethinking Recycling - Letter from the Editor
Recycling paper is a great way to reduce our environmental footprint — but how we put that fiber to use is not a simple one-size-fits-all solution. We need to be responsible. We need to follow the science. We need to put recovered fiber to its best use, where it will lower emissions and the consumption of natural resources. For decades, recycled content was the “go-to” attribute for...
May 3, 2013 12:30 PM ET

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