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Alberta’s Greys Paper Recycling producing 5 tons/day of recycled paper from office paper and used clothing

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Alberta’s Greys Paper Recycling producing 5 tons/day of recycled paper from office paper and used clothing

May 17, 2013 - 08:21

EDMONTON, May 17, 2013 (Local News) -The office paper and used clothing and linen that Edmontonians toss into recycling bins is being turned into stationery by a new eco-friendly recycling plant.

"What we are doing is trying to close the loop on recycling," said Rajan Ahluwalia, CEO of Greys Paper Recycling Industries. "You give me your waste paper and we take cotton clippings and cuttings, or bedsheets and towels from hotels, and we shred them and pulp them and then mix those two in my own secret recipe where I mix those two pulps together and roll sheets of paper."

The cotton adds strength to the paper's wood fibre, which is less durable and has a shorter lifespan.

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