2019 Recycling Industry Yearbook

ISRI.ORG 35 THE PAPER RECYCLING PROCESS Here’s how newspapers get recycled into corrugated cardboard boxes. Sources: John Dunham & Associates, EIA, EPA, American Forest & Paper Association, ISRI Your new computer arrives packed in a box made from this recycling process. START Today’s newspapers can be recycled into tomorrow’s cardboard boxes. Old newspapers are bundled, tied and sold to scrap paper recyclers. The recycler presses the newspaper into huge bales, containing about 1000 newspapers. The bales are sent to a paper mill where they are made into paper pulp. The pulp is used to make the new cardboard sheets. A factory uses the cardboard to make boxes for packaging new products. Recovered Paper