Paper Waste Management Cambridge
Paper waste management that involves recycling of paper plays a major role into decreasing the environmental issues associated with pollution. By recycling one ton of paper, we save about 17 trees, tons of energy and water.
All businesses produce a significant amount of paper waste. Therefore, it is crucial that, as a business, you have a paper waste strategy set in place. Talk to us at Waste company and we will handle all of your paper waste in an effective and eco-friendly manner. Contact us today and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you. We will also help you with all of your questions regarding paper recycling and everything waste related.
What is Paper Waste?
Paper waste is used and discarded paper material that is regarded as obsolete. It is then thrown away in bins to await collection by a waste company. From office papers, cardboard, to newspapers and paper wrappings, paper is found everywhere. The initial use of paper when it was first created was writing but now it used for almost everything including packaging.
Most of this paper, if not properly managed ends up in landfills. Did you know that it takes 15 minutes to produce paper and everyday about 200 tons of paper is produced. Also, about 50% of paper waste comes from businesses and a quarter of that comes from packaging alone.
How Do You Deal With Paper Waste
Recycling is one of the major ways to manage or deal with paper waste. Therefore, it is imperative as a business to have a paper waste management company in place. Waste company will manage all of your waste paper.
We can recycle shredded paper, cardboard, and sticky notes. At the recycling plant, adhesives will be removed from the sticky notes so you don’t have to worry about that.
Paper Recycling Cambridge
Having a waste management company allows you to kick back and relax without having to worry about your paper waste collection and recycling, Waste company will do all the worrying for you. The process of paper collection and recycling involves collection of the paper waste from your premises where it’ll be then transported to the paper waste recycling plant.
Upon arrival, it will be mixed with other paper wastes in one big recycling bin. But first, it gets separated into different types and grades.
The separated paper will then be washed with soapy water to clean it up and remove any impurities including ink, plastic, adhesives, and staples. The paper waste will then be mixed with water to create a slurry. A slurry is a large mixture of recycled paper where actual paper materials such as newspapers, cardboard, or office paper is created.
These other paper materials are created when the slurry is spread into thin sheets to make it easier to create these other paper materials.
Why is Paper Waste a Problem?
The main problem from paper waste is deforestation. This is because paper when made from raw material, comes from trees. 42% of all global wood harvest is a result of paper making. By recycling, we significantly reduce this number to minimum and help prevent deforestation.
Another major issue associated with paper waste is the landfills. Lots of paper waste end up in landfills if not recycled. This causes major environmental issues as paper has toxins that leak into the soil causing health hazards to animals and humans.
Lastly, another major issue associated with paper waste would be the burning. Many nay assure that burning paper is the best method to manage paper waste. However, that has been proven not true as the smoke from the burning will cause air pollution.
As a business, you can easily avoid this by using Waste company as your paper waste management services. We are here for you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today.