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Debunking 5 Paper Recycling Myths 25

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Nearly two-thirds of U.S. paper products are recycled, but the supply remains limited.  That’s because some types of paper simply shouldn’t be recycled.
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All paper boxes and packaging are recyclable, even ones with waxy coating or other lining.
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There’s a lot of fact and fiction around what types of paper are recyclable and how to recycle right. With this short quiz, we’ll tackle the top five questions we get about paper recycling and make it all just a little easier for you!
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  • Daniel W. 1 day ago
    The last question does not clearly address the problem with tissues, napkins, etc that have been impacted with contaminants since it refers to ones that have been torn, but not necessarily used.
    • lisa p. 1 day ago
      in previous articles, going back years, they mention how short the fibers are in toilet tissue, kleenex and paper napkins, making them not suitable for recycling, so I would guess that the answer is compost or toss in regular trash.
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  • rosetta s. 3 days ago
    i love recycleing
  • Khristina S. 3 days ago
    One of the quizzes on here less than a year ago said that pizza boxes could NOT be recycled. ???
    • Steven C. 2 days ago
      That is true. It was an error at the time. Clean, non-waxed pizza boxes ARE recyclable. I usually cut the bottom of the box off and throw that into my compost pile. Any small greasy spots on the lid are cut out and thrown into the compost pile as well. The rest goes into the recycling bin.
  • Sophia F. 5 days ago
    Are clean paper hot and cold cups recyclable?
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