Solution for pollution
Pollution: The everyday problem that affects our life and future. Thatís why the world is searching for solutions.
One of these solutions is recycling which means the conversion of waste to reusable material. Using the large quantities of waste material and saving energy are the main reasons for applying recycling.
Did you know that?
Over half of our trash is compostable.
Paper Recycling is one of its most useful and worldwide applications. The year 1993 was the first in history in which more paper was recycled than was buried in landfills. But recycling is not as simple as it may seem...
Paper can be recycled only 5 to 8 times before the fibers in the paper become too short and weak to be reused. Old newspapers are commonly used to make tissue and cardboard, while magazines are often recycled into newsprint. Interestingly, the clay originally added to the paper to make it glossy will help to separate the ink from the paper during recycling.
Did you know?
Making one ton of recycled paper uses only 60% of the energy needed to make one ton of paper.
Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Japan seem to lead the world in paper recycling, far surpassing the U.S., according to the November issue of Recycling Laws International.
Europeans reportedly recycled 32 million tons of waste paper in 1996, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries, giving the European Union an average recovery rate of nearly 50%. Comparatively, the U.S. recycled about 44% of its paper in 1996, while Japan was nearing its 60% recycling goal, recycling more than 55%.
Contents / Recycling: Solution for pollution - how do we recycle Paper & what you can do to help