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Are wax or poly coated papers recyclable?

Wax coated paper is not very common anymore but poly coated paper is becoming very popular. This is very similar to the ream wrapper answer above. The wax or poly (or anything else) creates a barrier that prevents the absorption process at the recycle paper mill. GLOSSY paper is recyclable! Wax or Poly coated are Not to be confused with slick or glossy coated papers that are very recyclable.