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Cardboard Waste Recycling Halesowen

Are you looking for safe and secure cardboard waste removal in and around Halesowen?  Our comprehensive cardboard recycling services handle everything from the efficient waste set-up in your office space to collections and saving your business money by choosing our cardboard waste management solutions.  At Halesowen recycling, we make your cardboard waste recycling easy. We offer you compact balers for you to store your cardboard in, and deliver them for free.

Our custom collections ensure your waste is collected on the schedules you set. Call us on 0121 369 2150. Our trained staff  is here to ensure your cardboard waste always ends up in the right place, no landfills.

What is Cardboard Waste?

Cardboard waste is simply discarded cardboard material. When we receive packages, they’re usually packed in cardboards. As soon as we get the package out, we then discard the cardboard it came in and therefore the cardboard becomes waste.  Did you know that about 80% of the packages in the UK are cardboard material and they get thrown out immediately after the package has been retrieved. As a result, cardboard and paper make up around 41% of solid waste streams.

If you have cardboard waste that you need help getting rid of, the best way would be to call Halesowen waste company. Our recycling methods are environmentally friendly and cost effective. Plus, we tailor make everything to your needs. Should you require pickup in the middle of the night, that is what you are going to get. Don’t hesitate to call us today on 0121 369 2150.

The Importanceof Recycling Cardboard

Cardboard did not reach the UK until the 19th century.So, it is still a pretty new material but it is growing so rapidly due to the fast growing globalization and technology. Almost all packages bought online come in cardboard packaging. Without recycling, these materials would end up in landfills, emitting  strong greenhouse gasses that contribute to the global warming issue the whole world is currently faced with. 

Moreover, the average person uses around seven trees per year in paper and cardboard.At this rate and with the absence of recycling, we would deplete all the old trees by 2030. Recycling helps us curb deforestation. Recycling also saves energy and other natural resources. Did you know that the amount of cardboard waste in landfills is enough to power up 50 million houses for the next two decades. Furthermore, cardboard is one of the most efficient materials to recycle. Manufacturing cardboard from scratch requires more energy than recycling. 

Making new cardboard products from used cardboard cuts out the need for trees and the majority of the chemical treatment process. Because so much energy is conserved by recycling, cardboard takes far less effort to recycle than it does to make from scratch.

Cardboard Recycling Process

Since the beginning of the recycling processes, more cardboards are made from recycled paper than from trees. What happens during the recycling  process is:

Cardboard waste is collected separately from your premises and delivered to a recycling plant, where they are shredded and mixed with water at high speed to create paper fibres or a mixture called pulp.

The pulp is passed through cleaning and screening equipment to remove plastic, dirt and staples and then heated to remove ink and glue. This process is known as de-inking and filtering. The pulp is usually treated with chemicals and heat to loosen the ink.

The cleaned pulp is diluted with water and mixed with smaller amounts of papermaking additives. The resulting paper is then spread onto conveyor belts so it can dry before it is turned into new paper and cardboard products like brand new boxes, egg cartons, newspapers and much more.

Types of Cardboard

Cardboard consists of two main types. The first is called corrugated cardboard and is typically used to make brown packing boxes for heavy items such as furniture and IT equipment. It contains a wavy inner layer of cardboard between liner sheets, making it thick and durable.

The other type is called paperboard or chipboard. It is a single layer of grayish cardboard used to make household or lightweight items, such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, and other packages. Paperboard is sturdier than a typical sheet of paper, but it can be torn much more easily than corrugated cardboard.

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