Paper Myth Busted: You can’t recycle catalogs, magazines and direct mail

Samuel Thimothy - December 25, 2009

recycleMyth:  You can’t recycle catalogs, magazines and direct mail.
Fact: Most recycling programs accept a variety of materials.

Most domestic curbside and drop-off recycling programs accept a variety of materials, including catalogs, magazines, and direct mail.  Over the past 10 years, the recovery rate for standard mail and magazines has doubled to approximately 40% (Source: Municipal Sold Waste Generation. Recycling and Disposal in the United States).

Credits: MakingPaperFun.com and Printing Impressions (Dec. 2009).


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