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Myths and Facts

Innovation has been at the heart of papermaking for nearly two thousand years and it would be hard to imagine what life would be like without paper.  Even with the growing use of electronic media, each and every one of us would struggle to get through a day without using paper in one of its many forms.

Paper comes in many formats – newspapers, magazines, tissue, packaging, books, banknotes and printing papers. Paper is made from a natural, renewable and sustainable resource and boasts the highest recycling rate of any material in the UK.

Environmental issues related to paper are a source of numerous misconceptions.  Paper: Myths and Facts aims to dispel the myths surrounding paper by providing a factual and balanced view of the UK Paper Industry and highlights why paper is the sustainable, renewable choice.

Click on each myth on the left to find out more.

Download a PDF copy here.


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