Q.1058: Can there be 100% recycling rate?
Ans. Some grades of paper such as cigarette tissue burn on use, bathroom tissue get flushed after use, many other grades of paper soiled beyond recovery and many others are chemically treated, coated and or printed so heavily that their recycling is not techno-economically viable.
Collection and transportation of all even recyclable paper is not economical
About 20-30% paper is not recoverable. Practical recycling rate of all paper put together is 70-80%