Can I recycle the ream wrapper that the copier paper is packaged in?
Generally not. The reason is that these wrappers are treated with a moisture resistant coating to protect the copier paper from getting wet during transport or storage. Even humidity can affect the paper so these wrappers serve an important function. The recycle challenge is created because the moisture barrier on the wrapper prevents water absorption at the recycle paper mill so it can be re-pulped into new paper. The short answer, if it’s been waterproofed then it will not breakdown in water.