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Paperboard to pulp to new paper

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What happens to your paperboard recycling? Once collected, it’s shipped to a mill where it is broken down into fibers, cleaned, screened, thickened, brightened, and dried – a process known as pulping. Pulp is pressed to form paperboard, dried again and prepped for final usage. Once the recycled paperboard is ready, it will be sent to a converting facility where it is transformed into a new box, carton or other consumer or industrial product.
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