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Successful paper recycling in SA

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South Africa is in the enviable position of being able to recycle up to 90% of its recovered waste paper locally into paper packaging, serving the agricultural, manufacturing and retail sectors. A country like Sweden has high collection rates but only recycles 11%;u00a0the majority feeds waste-to-energy plants.

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The challenge u2013 and opportunity u2013 is to develop new uses for recovered waste paper during this economic slowdown, which has led to lower production by South African paper mills that use waste paper as raw material.