Rising paper consumption due to growth of the world’s population along with enlarging diversity of paper applications are putting more harvesting pressure on limited natural resources of the planet. Moreover, efforts to reduce papermaking effluents and the disposal of waste paper as a solid waste material are causing other environmental concerns. Paper recycling can reduce the volume of solid wastes while producing a main product with less raw material and energy costs. In this respect, to achieve a great recycling performance, the roles of an effective waste paper collect/bring system, governmental support and publicity for recycling should not be neglected. On the other hand, extensive research and technical progresses have helped to overcome some problems encountered with the recycled paper quality. Consequently, paper industry can rely more on an effective solution as recycling.
Paper Recycling; Waste Paper; Environment; Paper Consumption