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The 3 most frequently asked questions regarding recycled paperEcology

Is recycled paper of a lower quality than non-recycled paper? Recent research shows, as does practical experience, that there is no quality loss worthy of note when using recycled paper for your photocopier, laser or inkjet printer. However, this does depend on you using the right type of paper for the right device. On the other hand, a large number of recycled paper types are designed for multifunctional use (i.e. on all these devices).

Is recycled paper by definition less white than regular paper? No! The techniques used to bleach recycled paper are becoming increasingly refined. Be sure to take a good look at the whiteness of the paper before you buy. The whiteness of the paper is expressed in a CIE value. The higher the CIE value, the whiter the paper.

The production process of recycled paper is highly polluting, is it not? The manufacture of recycled paper saves trees, energy and water, produces less pollution, uses fewer toxic chemical substances and requires less bleach than the production of conventional paper. That said, the manufacture of recycled paper does cause the production of more sludge than is the case with conventional paper manufacture - but paper manufacturers are working hard to process this sludge in an environmentally friendly manner.

The production process of recycled paper is highly polluting, is it not? The manufacture of recycled paper saves trees, energy and water, produces less pollution, uses fewer toxic chemical substances and requires less bleach than the production of conventional paper. That said, the manufacture of recycled paper does cause the production of more sludge than is the case with conventional paper manufacture - but paper manufacturers are working hard to process this sludge in an environmentally friendly manner.