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01 October 2000Barriers and Markets for Waste Paper

Report Summary

For the recycling of paper to increase significantly in Scotland, various economic and technical barriers to the use of recovered paper must be addressed. These barriers include lack of quality standards and poor public perceptions of recycled products and the uncertainty in the Scottish paper industry brought about by fluctuating prices. This report examines each of these factors in turn and also discusses a range of lternative markets for recycled paper.

Towards Zero Waste - Remade Scotland