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History of Paper, paper through the ages

“From Rags to Riches”

The phrase ‘rags to riches’ originated during the 18th century when the price of rags soared with the invention of the printing press and subsequent increased demand for paper.

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The paper serviette was first introduced in 1887

The oldest trees in the world are in the USA and are called Bristle Cone Pines and are over 4,600 years old

Corrugated Board was first introduced in the 19th century as a sweat band for men’s top hats!

History of Paper, paper through the ages

“Let’s recycle”

On average, it takes 14 days for newsprint to leave the manufacturing mill, go to press, pass through the newsagent’s hands, be bought and read, be taken to the recycling bin and then arrive back in the mill.

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