How the Paper Recycling Process Works

There are countless reasons why paper recycling is important, and no other occasion brings this environmentally responsible practice to the forefront than Earth Day. Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a 1969 Wisconsin junior senator concerned about pollution and other environmental health hazards. After garnering national support from people of all walks of life, Earth Day became a global phenomenon in 1990, elevating environmental issues to the world stage. Today, more than a billion people every year recognize this day of eco-friendly action in more than 190 countries. 

If you caught the interview with our recycling coordinator Edwin, you learned that we recycle about two million pounds of paper every month. In honor of Earth Day, this article will take a closer look at the environmental benefits of recycling paper and explain what happens at every step of the process. 

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