Research finds recoverable fiber lost to US landfills

New research quantifies in greater detail the amount of fiber entering U.S. landfills each year. A lead author of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study said the findings highlight a huge opportunity for additional material recovery.

Published in December, the study from NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center looks at how OCC, mixed paper and other fiber grades were disposed of in 2019.

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