Paper Products & Everyday Life

Many of us take for granted that paper allows us not only to enjoy our lives but also to go about our daily routines with greater efficiency.

From the thinnest tissue, to the most absorbent diaper, to the toughest corrugated box, there are almost as many different kinds of paper as there are uses for it.

Most of us begin our mornings by enjoying the comforts of paper products - from facial tissue and paper towels, to the morning newspaper, to the carton that holds your orange juice, and the paperboard packaging that holds your breakfast cereal.

Our children benefit from paper each school day from classroom drawings and notebook paper to text books that students learn from.

At work, office papers help us communicate. Even in this digital age, and despite talk about the "paperless office," office papers are essential for copiers, laser printers, brochures, notepads, and other uses. And since digital documents can be deleted, there's nothing like having a back-up on paper

Wherever we go, paper is there to help at every turn. It's the bags that hold your groceries or latest clothing purchase. It's the cards, letters and packages you receive, the cup  that holds your coffee, and the album that holds your memories.

Even while we sleep, paper is still hard at work providing a host of innovative paper products that help hospitals deliver cleaner, better patient care and protect healthcare personnel. Paper is at work in thousands of industrial and manufacturing applications helping keep the air clean, and providing protective apparel and innovative packaging.

When you consider the tremendous benefit of paper, it's clear that we must all continue to work together by recycling used paper. Recycling is easy to do, and it's good for business and the environment. So next time you read the paper, open your mail, clean out your files, or empty a box, don't put that paper and paperboard packaging in the trash. Complete the circle and recycle it.