Modern-day paper shredders do an excellent job of finely cutting, dicing and obliterating important documents so they are impossible to piece back together. While these shredders are great for protecting your privacy, they are terrible for the environment. When paper is cut into small pieces, the fiber sizes are reduced to the point of being non-recyclable, which is why recyclers do not take shredded paper. When it comes to paper, use the shredder for important docs and leave unimportant recyclable paper unshredded so it can be made into new paper products.
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