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Jun

02

‘Going Green’: Reusing Old and Used Paper – Save the Trees and Save the Planet


At present, given the major concerns of global warming, due to land, air and water pollution, people must be much more careful. In fact, they need to be aware of the ways to reduce pollution and save the natural resources the earth has gifted us freely. Given that, with the rising concerns of global warming and pollution, companies have started recycling programs as well. However, even with such systems, individuals tend to forget their part of play in protecting the environment. What if some of the junk can be reused for another purpose? Or, what you consider trash be useful for some other industry? Have you given a thought about it? Here are some facts about a major type of trash that is being reused in many commercial industries:

 What is recycling of paper?

Of all the garbage that is being collected, paper is major garbage that takes up about one third of other trash that is disposed. This continues to rise in numbers, as paper is an essential item that is used in households, educational institutions, business, etc. Therefore, more and more trees are being chopped down to supply for the exceeding demand. As a fact, companies are utilizing the ‘go green’ concept and recycling this solid waste to save our natural resources. As a result, the damage done to the environment could be reduced greatly. With that said, here are the stages of paper recycling:

a. Collecting

The first stage of any recycling including paper process is, the collection of waste from residential and commercial premises. The municipality and other private garbage removal and recycle authorities collect different papers such as text or writing books, newspapers, magazines, etc.

b. Sorting

After the trash is brought to the recycle center, it’s sorted and separated. That is, there are different qualities and types of paper, with varying ink types. Later they are piled up and made into bales (through compression machines), which is then sent to the unit to recycle.

c. Shredding

Now, the loads or blocks of bale are then shredded into tiny bits and pieces. This is an important step in the paper recycling production. Afterwards, it’s further broken into fibres, which is then mixed with water to make a pulp. The pulp would contain inks, dirt, etc. which are unwanted elements.

d. De-inking

In the last process of de-inking, involves a number of steps starting with the pulp being washed, separated, filtered and rotated. This is done to separate the unwanted elements mentioned above, from the pulp. After the clean pulp is being dried, it’s then used to produce arts and crafts, egg trays and more.

As you would have understood through the facts mentioned in this article, recycling of paper surely helps reduce the destruction of the environment’s natural resources. As a fact, it could reduce a significant amount of waste being disposed. Additionally, many other commercials businesses could benefit from this system of reusing old paper.