THE MYTH:

Paper And Print Is A Wasteful Product

THE FACT:

Paper Is One Of The Most Recycled Products In The World

Two Sides Recycling Rates

FACT: Paper Is One Of The Most Recycled Products In The World 

Paper is recycled more than any other household item. 
-ABS Waste Management and Transport Use, 2009

  • Australian Paper's construction of their $90 million waste paper recycling plant at the Maryvale Mill in Victoria's LaTrobe Valley will generate 50,000 tonnes of premium recycled pulp each year, diverting up to 80,000 tonnes of waste paper from Australian landfills. 
    -Australian Paper, 2012
     
  • Some paper fibres, for example hygienic tissues, wall coverings and permanent documents are not usually recycled. The paper industry is a leading recycler, and with local collecting systems improving, it is anticipated that it will increase its recycling rates further.It is estimated that, with improved recovery, reduction in landfill can be achieved.
     
  • 95 percent of Australian Households recycle / reuse their paper products.
    -ABS, 2012, Forestry and Fishing
     
  • 77% of catalogues are recycled and 99% are recyclable.
    -Australasian Catalogue Association, 2014‚Äč

‘Two Sides members support the implementation of effective recycling schemes and the minimisation and eventual elimination, of Paper and Print waste in landfill.’
-Two Sides Membership Charter, 2014

Two Sides encourages responsible consumption. Doubled sided printing in the office and segregated recycling schemes to save cost and improve sustainability.