Processing paper has become a growing industry.
While many consumers have embraced the paper, some are worried that the paper is too brittle and that they are losing their valuable artworks.
“Paper has the potential to be valuable for centuries to come,” said Steven Fuhrmann, an attorney at Fuhrs & Associates in Atlanta.
Fuhrs said that a lot of art is lost and destroyed because of these problems.
Fuhers & Associates has represented the paper recycling industry.
He said that most artworks are made out of recycled paper and the industry has become more efficient as technology has advanced.
Paper recycling processes typically require the use of heaters and an oven to heat the paper until it is pasteurized.
Fohrmans said that there is a high rate of paper recycling because people recycle paper in larger quantities than they can handle.FOHRMANS: The recycling of paper has increased dramatically over the last decade, he said.
He estimates that in the United States there are currently about 200 million tons of paper in use.
Fohns said that it’s not uncommon for people to spend upwards of $1,000 a year to recycle the paper they buy.
He also noted that many people don’t realize how much paper is being used.FOCUS ON: The paper industry’s increasing use of paper products has been a concern for some.
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new regulations on the use and disposal of paper, arguing that this could lead to a “new generation of dangerous chemicals and harmful environmental impacts.”FOCUSE ON: But now, the American Paper Association has been calling for a federal ban on the paper industry.
The paper industry is facing the same problems as other industries.
FOCUSE FORWARD: The consumer is not the only one who has an interest in having the paper recycled.
The American Paper Council estimates that the industry will have more than $7 billion in paper revenue by 2020.
The APAC Paper Council says that the average paper recycler can make $1.1 million a year.
FOHRMANS: And that is a very small amount of money.
So what we need to do is to make sure that we are reducing our waste by as much as we can, Fuhrer said.
Fohrs said there are ways to reduce the paper that you can buy.
If you are interested in recycling paper, he says, check out the APAC paper recycling website.
He says that it is the cheapest way to recycle your paper.