By Nate Lipka on Mar 6, 2013

Watch: How Paper Gets Recycled

Paper makes up 29 percent of municipal solid waste in the U.S., according to the EPA, making it the most thrown away material in the country. At the same time, Americans recycle nearly 63 percent of used paper, evidence that people are getting the recycling message loud and clear.

But how is paper actually recycled? This video entry in Recyclebank's "The Cycle" series pulls back the curtain on the complexities of the process:

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