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Paper-based packaging is recyclable. Some non-fiber elements that are applied to paper-based packaging, like barrier coatings or adhesives, may create challenges for paper mills to recycle. With increased interest among consumer products companies to provide more recyclable packaging for their customers, the paper-based packaging industry recognizes the opportunity to bring clarity to how packaging gets recycled in paper mills and how various non-fiber elements affect the recyclability of paper-based packaging.