In 1996, more than 60% of all newspapers, 70% of corrugated containers
of office papers have been recovered nationally for recycling. Unfortunately,
paper cannot be recycled indefinitely. As used paper is recycled, the paper's
cellulose fiber deteriorates and eventually is no longer recyclable.
Still, more than one-third of all the recovered paper and paperboard
in the world is recovered in the U.S. In 1996, recovered paper provided
just over 37% of all the raw material used at U.S. mills