What is virgin fiber?
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Written by Corey Thompson
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Virgin fiber is wood that is harvested for the first time. In other words, it has not been recycled. Of course, we must use some virgin fibers in paper production. It can’t all be recycled. However, 4OVER4.COM partners with vendors certified as suppliers of paper that comes from responsibly managed forests. On the other hand, post-consumer waste is paper that has been discarded after consumer use and returned through a recycling program. It reduces the waste that ends up in a landfill. When you recycle your newspapers and magazines, for example, you are recycling post-consumer waste. Office paper waste makes up the majority of post-consumer waste content that is used to make recycled copy and printing papers. Both pre-and post-consumer waste, called scrap paper, can be recycled.

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