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Cardboard Waste Recycling Liverpool

Your company probably generates a great deal of paper and cardboard every day. Delivery boxes, paperwork, produce packaging, and receipts can all be created in a business. Liverpool Waste  will have a collection schedule and container solution to fit your needs, regardless of how much or how little waste is produced. Our service is both cost-effective. We’ll team up with you to ensure you achieve the finest outcomes possible.

Your company is probably creating more waste than simply paper and cardboard that needs to be recycled. Food waste, glass, and hazardous crap, as well as scrap metal, electronic equipment, and ordinary commercial waste, are all handled by Liverpool in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. You can contact us on 01513 211 420.

How is Cardboard Recycled?

Cardboards are usually made from paper, glued in dark or light colors, and are therefore sufficient for handling large items during transport. Among all the waste recycling techniques, cardboard recycling is the most environmentally friendly. There are two types of paper materials involved with cardboard, each with a different use. The first is corrugated cardboard. It is used for packaging that is heavier. Paperboard, on the other hand, is used for lightweight materials (shoes, food, milk cartons, etc.). Below is the process of recycling cardboard:

Over 80% of cardboard is recycled and reprocessed several times. Once the cardboard boxes reach the recycling center, they will need to be sorted. Then after they will be shredded. The paper fibres from cardboard and board are shredded separately in a recycling facility, which mixes high-speed water with paper fibres that are shredded by high-speed machines to create a pulp. 

A cleaning and screening equipment separates out ink and glue from pulp by transferring it to plastic, dirt, and staples. To loosen the ink, the pulp is usually processed with heat and chemical substances. After the pulp is cleaned, it is diluted with water and the smaller additives are added.  Afterwards, the paper is used to create new paper and products, such as brand new boxes, egg boxes, newspapers and many other products.

The Benefits of Recycling Cardboard

The benefits of recycling cardboard are numerous, just like the benefits of recycling paper or any other waste material. With each ton of recycled cardboard, approximately 17 old trees are saved and nine cubic yards of landfill are avoided. Using recycled cardboard helps create new cardboard boxes. Therefore, cutting down trees will not be necessary if we recycle the old cardboard boxes we have previously used and discarded.

Aside from saving energy and oil, cardboard recycling reduces water consumption as well. Paperboard from cereal boxes and shoeboxes, among other materials, may also be downcycled into another form of cardboard. Recycling cardboard has significant environmental benefits. The current recycling rate for cardboard is about 70%. Considering how much it’s been recycled and is being recycled, that makes it one of the most recycled products on earth. 

Cardboard is regarded as a very durable packaging material. Materials used in its construction are renewable and recyclable, both of which make it sturdy and long-lasting. Additionally, it is easy to make. The downfall of this, however, is that it can result in significant pollution if not managed appropriately.

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