Paper and cardboardLast updated: 21 March 2012 16:29 UK
Put all your newspapers and magazines into your recycling bin. This includes:
- Brown envelopes
- Cardboard fruit & veg punnets
- Cardboard sleeves
- Cereal boxes
- Corrugated cardboard
- Egg boxes
- Junk mail
- Telephone directories
- Tissue boxes
- Toilet roll tubes
- Window envelopes
- Yellow Pages
Most of the newspaper and magazines collected are presently taken to the world’s largest recycling mill in Aylesford, Kent.
- The paper goes through a massive pulping machine, which removes staples and bindings
- It is then de-inked (the ink is floated off the paper) and the remaining clean pulp is ready to be made into the new paper
- Water is added to the pulp, and then squeezed between large rollers which press it into sheets
- The new paper is dried and wound onto big rolls ready for re-printing
This process is very quick. It’s quite possible that the newspaper you’re reading today could be made out of the newspaper that you put out for recycling last week!
Cardboard, newspapers and magazines, and telephone directories can all be recycled at your local HWRC.
Mixed paper and cardboard are transported to mills where they are turned into various forms of packaging
For further information on what happens to your recycled paper visit recyclenow.com
If you are a business, then there are some things you must be aware of to ensure you are meeting your compulsory requirements.
For more advice and guidance about your business waste please visit the netregs site.
Companies that can help
Tel: 01329 223345
Biffa Waste Services
Tel: 0800 307 307
Veolia Environmental Services
Tel: 023 9266 6999
Tel: 01489 894477