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    Can wax paper be recycled?


    by Julie Kelly ·


    As the owner of a printing company, I often find myself dealing with various materials and waste products, and one question that frequently comes up is, “Can wax paper be recycled?” It’s a crucial question in our industry because responsible waste management and recycling practices are not only environmentally responsible but can also have a positive impact on our bottom line.

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      Most locations, no.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Can wax paper be recycled?

      Example reading at

      However this is something you ask your recycling company to be sure.

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      by birdmantd ·

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      This really isn’t a good site for this type of question. The forum is called TechRepublic and this is hardly a technical-type question. As rproffitt mentioned, ask your local recycler/trash handler.

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      by safnah ·

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      Wax paper is a type of paper that has been coated with a thin layer of wax, typically made from paraffin or soybean wax. The wax coating gives it moisture resistance and makes it useful for various applications such as food wrapping, baking, and crafts. However, the presence of wax coating poses challenges for recycling.

      In general, wax paper is not widely accepted for recycling in most curbside recycling programs. The reason is that the wax coating can contaminate the paper recycling process and affect the quality of the recycled paper. When mixed with other paper products, the wax can interfere with the pulping process, which is used to break down the paper fibers and create new paper products.

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