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During each of the past five years, the total demand for paper on the part of manufacturers who produce paper packaging for consumer products has declined. During the same time period, the cubic volume of freshly cut timber that is used to produce paper packaging has also declined. However, reliable reports from recycling facilities across the country indicate that the amount of paper-based packaging material that they provide to paper-packaging companies for reuse has been increasing steadily.

The information provided best supports which of the following conclusions with respect to the last five years?

(A) The amount of packaging using paper from freshly cut trees has decreased.
(B) The amount of paper-based packaging that has been recycled for the same uses has exceeded the amount that has not.
(C) Recycled paper-based packaging has been used only for new packaging.
(D) The total amount of packaging material made of non-paper materials has increased.
(E) Consumers have increased the portion of paper products that they recycle after using.


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The correct answer is (A). According to the passage, the total paper demand for packaging has been decreasing, while the amount of paper packaging recycled for the same purpose has been increasing. These two facts, considered together, lend strong support to the conclusion that manufacturers have been substituting recycled paper packaging for “fresh” paper to meet their demand for paper packaging.


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Re: Recyling Paper Packaging [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 13:16
Narrowed the choices to two -- A and B. Could not make out what option B was about, it was very confusing and probably some new information added as a trap.

Option A wins.


(A) The amount of packaging using paper from freshly cut trees has decreased.
(B) The amount of paper-based packaging that has been recycled for the same uses has exceeded the amount that has not.
(C) Recycled paper-based packaging has been used only for new packaging. -- [Cannot be determined.]
(D) The total amount of packaging material made of non-paper materials has increased. [Cannot be determined since non-paper based materials was not discussed at all.]
(E) Consumers have increased the portion of paper products that they recycle after using. [New information not present in the stimulus.]
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Re: Recyling Paper Packaging [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2011, 15:08
tough one, i think above 700 level
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Re: Recyling Paper Packaging [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2011, 01:13
My biggest problem for a Must Be True question is trying to understand and remember all the facts from the stimulus. Usually, I have to read the stimulus twice. Then I would read each answer choice and then refer back to the stimulus again to try to prove/disprove it. Can someone suggest how I can do these problems more efficiently? Thanks.

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Re: During each of the past five years, the total demand for [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 22:20
During each of the past five years, the total demand for paper on the part of manufacturers who produce paper packaging for consumer products has declined. During the same time period, the cubic volume of freshly cut timber that is used to produce paper packaging has also declined. However, reliable reports from recycling facilities across the country indicate that the amount of paper-based packaging material that they provide to paper-packaging companies for reuse has been increasing steadily.

The information provided best supports which of the following conclusions with respect to the last five years?

(A) The amount of packaging using paper from freshly cut trees has decreased.(Already stated in RED)
(B) The amount of paper-based packaging that has been recycled for the same uses has exceeded the amount that has not.(Sounds awkward)
(C) Recycled paper-based packaging has been used only for new packaging.
Given the argument I think this one is correct.,the argument implies this only as option A is already stated in the argument so cannot be a conclusion.
(D) The total amount of packaging material made of non-paper materials has increased.
OOS
(E) Consumers have increased the portion of paper products that they recycle after using.
OOS

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Re: During each of the past five years, the total demand for [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 23:03
targetgmatchotu wrote:
During each of the past five years, the total demand for paper on the part of manufacturers who produce paper packaging for consumer products has declined. During the same time period, the cubic volume of freshly cut timber that is used to produce paper packaging has also declined. However, reliable reports from recycling facilities across the country indicate that the amount of paper-based packaging material that they provide to paper-packaging companies for reuse has been increasing steadily.

The information provided best supports which of the following conclusions with respect to the last five years?

(A) The amount of packaging using paper from freshly cut trees has decreased.(Already stated in RED)
(B) The amount of paper-based packaging that has been recycled for the same uses has exceeded the amount that has not.(Sounds awkward)
(C) Recycled paper-based packaging has been used only for new packaging.
Given the argument I think this one is correct.,the argument implies this only as option A is already stated in the argument so cannot be a conclusion.
(D) The total amount of packaging material made of non-paper materials has increased.
OOS
(E) Consumers have increased the portion of paper products that they recycle after using.
OOS

This needs a discussion folks.



Hey targetgmatchotu,

If you take a look at the option that you chose, i.e. Option C the biggest problem you will see in the phrase 'only for new packaging' Recycled paper-based packaging has been used only for new packaging. They don't mention anywhere that all the recycled paper based packaging goes into making new paper-based packagin. They just say that the demand has increased. So in future just be a bit wary of strong words like "only" in the answer.

Only answer A fits since that data is available in the question allowing you to reasonably draw a conclusion that amount of paper-based packing using fresh timber is decreasing since it is stated in the question that " the cubic volume of freshly cut timber that is used to produce paper packaging has also declined".

I hope this helps.
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Re: During each of the past five years, the total demand for [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 16:14
kidchaos wrote:
During each of the past five years, the total demand for paper on the part of manufacturers who produce paper packaging for consumer products has declined. During the same time period, the cubic volume of freshly cut timber that is used to produce paper packaging has also declined. However, reliable reports from recycling facilities across the country indicate that the amount of paper-based packaging material that they provide to paper-packaging companies for reuse has been increasing steadily.

The information provided best supports which of the following conclusions with respect to the last five years?

(A) The amount of packaging using paper from freshly cut trees has decreased.
(B) The amount of paper-based packaging that has been recycled for the same uses has exceeded the amount that has not.
(C) Recycled paper-based packaging has been used only for new packaging.
(D) The total amount of packaging material made of non-paper materials has increased.
(E) Consumers have increased the portion of paper products that they recycle after using.


OE:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
The correct answer is (A). According to the passage, the total paper demand for packaging has been decreasing, while the amount of paper packaging recycled for the same purpose has been increasing. These two facts, considered together, lend strong support to the conclusion that manufacturers have been substituting recycled paper packaging for “fresh” paper to meet their demand for paper packaging.


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Well they have been substituting fresh paper for recycled for starters, but what if the company had stocks/inventory on paper from freshly cut tress? We cannot assume that since there is less timber therefore less in being used in the product of paper right? Or can we?

I think this would be nice to discuss, lets share some knowledge
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