The shredded material is put into a baler to compact the shred into a bale. An average bale weighs 1,500 pounds. The bales are then shipped to the paper recycling plant. The bale is dropped into a vat of chemicals that removes all the ink from the paper. A magnet removes all the paper clips and staples from the material. One product they make is sheets of paper pulp that are then used to make paper towels, toilet paper and many more paper products!