Globally, over 85million tonnes of waste paper are recycled each year to produce paper and board. However this is a small percentage of the total amount of paper produced most of which is not recycled. These waste paper merchants who sort the waste into various grades. There are ten main groups of paper including clean white paper, newspapers and magazines, brown sacks and boxes down to the lowest grades of mixed waste paper which provide the raw material for packaging papers and boards.
Traditionally in India these paper merchants exist in each city at every nook and corner, they help preserve our national forest reserves as they contribute via recycling the old papers.