Renewable Matter # 06-07 / October-December

A Question of Fibre

by Sergio Ferraris

Paper production involves recycling as well as considering other materials. For instance, if you are now reading us on paper, you are holding leather.

 

Not all fibres were made equal. With regard to paper, we are used to “noble” wood-derived cellulose, that a few decades ago came from virgin sources, but over the last few years has been increasingly recycled – up to seven times – in percentages reaching 65%.

In Italy, because of the lack of forests suitable for this purpose, paper...

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