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Source segregation is best, say paper recyclers

Industry group PaperChain is urging local authorities who are considering waste collection options to opt for source segregated collections over commingled ones. The company blames commingled systems for having a negative impact on quality to the detriment of the long-term sustainability of recovered paper markets. PaperChain spokeswoman Catherine Watson said: Waste coming through the commingled stream is dirtier and degrades the quality of paper. When the paper is being processed through ...