What is commercial paper waste / recycling?
Made from the pulp of wood, grasses, or other fibrous materials, paper is used in everything from newspapers to packaging materials to cleaning products. It is one of the most used—and most disposed of—materials in the world.
Paper products including food packaging, newspapers, and cardboard materials make up the largest component of municipal solid waste in the U.S. according to the EPA. Nearly 70 percent of this is recycled—the highest recycling rate of all municipal solid waste.
The average business generates tons of paper waste every year. Most of it comes from shredded documents, packaging, paper bags, newspapers, and magazines.