WE SUPPLY REFUSE BAGS TO CONTAIN YOUR PAPER / CARDBOARD WASTE TO ENSURE THAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE HEPLING TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN RECYLCLING
RECYLED BAGS ARE COLLECTED ON A DAILY BASIS IN THE MORNINGS ONLY WHERE THEY ARE TAKEN TO OUR DEPOT FOR SORTING AND THEN TRANSPORTED TO
Houghton Waste Paper FOR RECYLING
Paper and cardboard recycling in the UK is a major success story. CPI estimates that we are now collecting over 67% of the paper and cardboard that we use annually in the UK for recycling.
This equates to almost 8.2 million tonnes of paper and cardboard products.
Once used paper and cardboard is collected, graded, and any contaminants removed, it becomes 'recovered paper', the most important raw material used in the UK paper and board industry.
Recovered paper represented almost 90% (over 3.8 million tonnes) of the raw material used by the UK papermaking industry in 2009. Thus, the paper industry is the UK's most successful recycler.
Paper recycling is crucial in the UK due to the lack of forests (only 12% of the land base is forested).
Excess recovered paper collected from the UK waste stream that is not used by the UK papermaking industry is exported for recycling. In 2009, for example, the UK exported more than 4.4 million tonnes of recovered paper and cardboard.
There are limits on recovery, however: paper and cardboard is lost when used for permanent records, destroyed in use or contaminated.
Almost any used papers can be recycled, including newspapers, cardboard, packaging, stationery, 'direct mail', magazines, catalogues, greeting cards and wrapping paper. It is important that these papers are kept separate from other waste as papers contaminated with food waste or broken glass, for example, cannot easily be recycled.
Recycling used paper and cardboard also has carbon benefits in comparison to landfilling or incinerating the material with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.