Paper made exclusively from waste cotton is called as handmade paper whereas recycled paper can be made from any waste material containing fibrous matter.

Products such as sheets, stationary items, small artifacts and decoration items made from recycled paper enjoy a premium of being stylized eco-friendly products.

Fibrous materials such as cotton and plant fibers can be used for making paper.

There are several central and state run schemes that offer help in terms of providing finance for setting up, technology up-gradation and relaxation on sales tax. These schemes aim at promoting paper recycling enterprises in the rural sector.