WHAT IS PAPER USED FOR?
Office and printing paper, newspapers and advertising leaflets, mail and envelopes, magazines and catalogs as well as an array of cereal and other dry food cardboard boxes, frozen food packaging, shoe and tissue boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, shredded paper, soap and laundry detergent boxes, cosmetic and pharmaceutical boxes and paper bags.
WHY RECYCLE PAPER AND CARD?
Every ton of paper recovered for recycling saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. In addition, energy and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. Approximately 75% of the U.S. paper mills use some recovered fiber to make everything from paper-based packaging to tissue to office paper and newspaper. With nearly three times more paper being recycled than is sent to landfills – based on weight – paper is the most recycled material in the municipal solid waste stream.
HOW TO RECYCLE IT?
Roadside, school, work, or public space recycling bins.
WHAT DOES RECYCLED PAPER BECOME?
With a recycling rate of over 60%, many paper products have recycled content – here are just a few examples: Newspaper recovered for recycling is usually made into more newsprint, and the remainder is used for cardboard, tissue, and construction cardboard. Office paper recovered for recycling becomes raw material for tissue, printing and writing papers and paperboard. Most recycled corrugated boxes are made into new corrugated boxes, and the rest is used for cardboard packaging, like cookie and cracker boxes.