Paper Waste Recycling Halifax
In most cases, businesses don’t worry about handling paper waste because it decomposes naturally. Paper’s biodegradability, however, is not what defines sustainability; instead, it’s waste management efficiency and the total volume of trash produced. Paper waste recycling and secondary use of the raw materials keep waste from going to landfills, which lowers your costs and reduces the environment’s impact. The Halifax Waste Management company offers a wide range of services to suit companies of all sizes. Give us a call on 0422 580 140.
About 40% of the 85 million tonnes of paper thrown each year ends up in landfills. Transporting waste and operating waste facilities both cost money. Similarly, as the volume of waste grows, so does the amount of acreage required to contain it. Furthermore, paper waste is frequently burned, resulting in air pollution, and some of the chemicals found in these items may be harmful to the environment. That is why at Halifax Waste Management Environmental we advocate for recycling.
What is Paper Waste Recycling?
Many organizations and businesses are concerned about how to dispose of paper waste. As a result of printing errors, junk mail, billings, and packaging, paper waste can account for up to 70% of a company’s waste. During the course of a year, an average office worker goes through about 10,000 sheets of paper. Along with printing paper, businesses use several other paper products, such as cardboard, envelopes, and wrappers, to name a few. Deforestation occurs as a result of new, raw material paper production, which consumes vast amounts of energy and water and adds to air pollution and waste concerns.
Another consequence of paper waste is paper pollution, which is a severe issue. Paper mills are expected to produce 500,000,000 tons of paper and paperboard each year by 2020! We clearly require this product, and a reduction in usage is not in the cards. Pulp and paper is the third-largest polluter of air, water, and soil in the United States. During manufacture, chlorine-based bleaches are employed, resulting in harmful compounds being discharged into our water, air, and land. When paper decomposes, methane gas is released, which is 25 times more harmful than CO2.
How is Paper Waste Recycled?
Paper is a reusable and recyclable material. For many years, environmentalists have fought for the recycling of paper trash. It does not have to be thrown away immediately after usage. You can give it fresh life with a little imagination. You, your family, or your workplace may easily get creative when it comes to reusing paper. The economic and environmental benefits of proper waste reduction and recycling systems are enormous. However, whether at an office, or in a large corporation, paper waste should not be taken for granted. It’s past time for paper-dependent businesses to strive to sort waste effectively, or risk incurring the costs of inefficient paper handling and use.
The most common method of waste paper recycling is to break down used/old paper with water and chemicals. It’s then broken up and heated, which breaks it down even more into cellulose strands, a form of organic plant material; the resulting pulp, or slurry, is termed pulp. It’s squeezed through screens to remove any remaining plastic (particularly from plastic-coated paper), then washed, de-inked (ink is removed), bleached, and mixed with water. It can then be recycled into new paper.
Our cardboard, office paper, and packaging waste recycling service can get you to zero waste as soon as possible. The paper waste you generate can be recycled and used in manufacturing. Feel free to contact us right away, and one of our friendly professionals will help you out.