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Follow the Paper Trail 25

How does it get from the forest to your office? With one quick quiz, all will be revealed!

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Paper stock (the material from which the finished product is created) is about 99% water.
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Fibers from different types of trees cannot be mixed in the papermaking process or it will weaken the paper.
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Papermaking is a pretty ancient art—in fact, it dates all the way back to 105 AD (and some sources say even earlier!). But it's come a long way since then, and today's production process creates everything from dollar bills to bandages to printer paper. Take this quiz and learn how it's done!

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  • Evelyn C. 7 months ago
    Muy interesante
  • Ka L. 9 months ago
    Sorry, when reading recyclebank exercises, question keep popping up in my head...
  • Ka L. 9 months ago
    I don't understand how we can run out of water on the earth. All the water on the earth never disappears, if i am correct, stay within our atmosphere. If pure water can be extracted from waste water via evaporation and/or distillation, and water treatment, how can we have a shortage? I guess if some of the earth's water is displaced, drinking water, with sludge sitting in it, then evaporation/distillation? I learned through recycle bank that a small portion of water on this earth is drinking water compared to the vast majority, ocean water.
  • Ka L. 9 months ago
    Or evaporation from some dioxin-water-pit, the water evaporated would be chemical free.
  • Ka L. 9 months ago
    Can't large scale distillation draw out water from the chemical water slush to extract "pure water?"
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