AvatarNatasha Jacob asked 10 months ago
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Can paper be recycled infinitely?
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Can paper be recycled infinitely?
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Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps landfill space free for other types of trash that can't be recycled.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 10 months ago

Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps landfill space free for other types of trash that can't be recycled.

No, paper cannot be recycled infinitely.

Recycling of paper is as tricky as recycling of plastic. The ability to be recycled is lowered with every recycled use. This is because paper is made up of long fibers and after every time it is recycled, these fibers get shortened which makes it harder to recycle paper.

On an average, paper can be recycled 5 to 7 times. Hereafter, it can be made into paper paste which can be used for things like egg cartons.

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Can paper be recycled infinitely?
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Can paper be recycled infinitely?
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Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps landfill space free for other types of trash that can't be recycled.
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GreenSutra
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