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Paper and Cardboard: more than recyclable!

Celebrating 25 years of National Recycling Week is a great reminder of the benefits NSW’s renewable pulp and paper sector.

The Australian Forest Products Association NSW (AFPA NSW) CEO Sue Grau said NSW is a state of recyclers, and our renewable and essential paper and cardboard products lead the way.

“Not only is Aussie paper, tissue and cardboard sustainably sourced and better for the environment, more than 54 per cent of these products made in Australia include recycled content. Wood and fibre processors can recycle paper and cardboard up to eight times into other products,” Ms Grau said.

“It’s a great time to celebrate the contribution of our local paper, tissue and cardboard manufacturers. Like Oji Fibre Solutions in Sydney who provide an essential service manufacturing the cardboard boxes transporting food around the state and beyond.

“Even when paper and cardboard has reached the end of its useful life, it can be composted, and its nutrients returned to the soil. It is the ultimate in circularity, renewability, and sustainability.

“Our sectors have a big part to play in the NSW Government’s Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 including phasing out single use plastics,” concluded Ms Grau.

 

The original media release is here.

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