In addition to its sustainable advantage of being made from a renewable resource, paper is one of the most recycled products in the world.

Since 1990, when TwoSides began tracking how much paper gets recycled in North America, the recovery rate for used paper has increased dramatically. Not only has more recyclable paper been recovered, but we now know how to get the most environmental and economic benefits from using recycled paper in new products.

But how exactly is paper recycled? Most of us make the effort to do so, but we’re unaware of what happens behind the scenes to truly recycle it.

Dive into the paper recycling process with this brief, but fun, video from Recyclebank and Domtar.