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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Design for Recovery Guidelines: Paper Packaging

Design for Recovery Guidelines: Paper Packaging

The primary purpose of this document is to explain how different treatments to or components of paper packaging affect a package's recyclability and compostability. To add context to this guidance, this document also provides an overview of fiber types used in packaging, the papermaking process, packaging collection and sorting, and the end-of-life options available for disposal of paper packaging.


GreenBlue/Sustainable Packaging Coalition

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July 2011

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GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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