|(Tony Avelar / Bloomberg / March 16, 2012)|
But, as lead author David Leal-Ayala points out to the BBC, the ability to re-use the same piece of paper time and time again may prove to be a greener way to recycle than our current system.
"You use electricity, water and chemicals, and to be honest when you print something the only reason that you don't re-use the paper is because there is print on it," he said.
"The paper is still in good condition and there is no point going through all the heavy industrial process if the paper is still perfectly fine."
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