Recycled paper processing mills use paper as their feedstock. The recovered paper is combined with water in a large vessel called a pulper, which acts like a blender to separate fibers in the paper sheets. The resultant paper material then passes through screens and other separation processes to remove contaminants such as ink, clays, dirt, plastic and metals.
Paper is recycled back into all sorts of products. Fibers from newspaper can be recycled back into newspaper, as well as paper game boards, or paper animal bedding. Paper fibers from office paper are recycled into tissue paper, paper towels and toilet paper.
Making new paper from recycled paper uses up to 55 percent less energy than making paper from trees, and reduces related air pollution by 95 percent. Imagine all the things that can be done with recycled paper!