Definitions for "Recycled Paper"
Currently, most observers define recycled paper based on Executive Order 12873 by the Clinton administration which states that papers purchased by the Federal Government must include at least 30% post-consumer content for uncoated and 10% post-consumer content for coated papers.
A paper product consisting of 100% recovered fiber. Recovered fiber includes pre- and/or post-consumer sources. Champion Benefit is an example of a 100% recycle paper.
Paper consisting of some amount of previously discarded paper.
Federal Guidelines suggest at least 50% "non-virgin" content.