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What about staples and window faced envelopes?

When paper and cardboard is recycled it is immersed in water and turned into a type of paper mulch or pulp. During this process any non-paper items that are heavy or very light are separated and removed. This means that small quantities of staples and the windows on envelopes do not need to be removed. Paper that is wrapped in plastic film, such as magazines straight from the mailbox, can not be recycled. Composite products such as ring binder folders, spiral bound items and hard cover books should be separated to remove any plastic or metal parts.

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