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Japanese pulp and paper industry has been promoting the use of recovered paper as raw material. During the period from 1990 to present, recovered paper consumption increased by about 5.0 million tonnes whereas wood pulp consumption declined. However, with the decreased demand for paper and paperboard due to the global recession triggered by the Lehman Shock in 2008, raw material consumption has been much below the 2008 levels since 2009.
In 2016, recovered paper utilization rate is 64.2% , which is the highest level in the world.

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