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About the Model

This model quantifies the various behaviors and trade-offs that occur when changes are made to paper recovery and recovered fiber utilization in paper products. It is based on measuring the system-wide interactions that take place within the value chain. 

Each case study represents a question or scenario related to a potential change of paper recovery or recovered fiber utilization compared to a baseline.

The goal of these studies is to help policymakers and those with paper in their supply chains make more informed decisions and avoid unintended consequences.

Case Studies

Case Study on Printing-Writing

This case study looks at the system-wide effects of an increase in recovered fiber content of printing-writing freesheet papers from the current level of 7.8% to an average of 15%.

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Case Study on Tissue Products

This case study looks at the effects of a 10% increase in recovered fiber consumption in the tissue sector. The study examines the impacts of increasing recovered paper consumption in the At-Home market and the Away-from-Home market for tissue products.

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Background Information

What more information on the Dynamic Fiber Flows Model? Download the research project overview, Q&A and presentation.

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