Recycling paper has never been so fashionable and as our climate consciousness increases, we as a global society are starting to realise the impact of our own negligence in this regard in decades past. There has been a huge push by governments all around the world to introduce and enforce a recycling program in one form or another.
Whether that’s implementing stricter littering fines and protected areas, or introducing different methods of rubbish removal that allow the homeowner to put recyclables in a specific coloured bag – our governments are on it. If you want to get on board, here’s what you need to know about recycling paper products.
Why Is Recycling Paper Products So Important?
Recycling paper products reduces the number of paper products that end up in landfills and eventually in the ocean. These paper products pose a significant health risk to our ocean-faring fish and marine life. They are often found in the bellies of whales or in the throats of some poor fish who accidentally swallowed a wad of paper, thinking it was food and choking on it.
Furthermore, recycling paper helps to cut down on the number of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere when new trees are cut down and processed by paper mills – by as much as 70%. This means that recycling paper cuts down on pollution. Other benefits include a sense of altruism and you can make new paper material from old paper material up to seven times. After that, their fibres become too weak to be usable for anything. It is still preferred that everyone go as paper-less as possible.
Different Paper Products And How To Recycle Them
It goes without saying that paper makes its way into our lives in innumerable ways, but there are lots of different ways to recycle different types of paper products.
Office paper: Almost every type that you can think of is recyclable. Simply put them in with your recycled rubbish, if there’s not much. If you have plenty, then take it to one of rubbish removal Sydney’s recycling centres for proper processing.
Coffee cups: Almost every coffee shop now uses paper coffee cups that can be recycled, again, place them in the corresponding recycling bin to allow for them to be properly recycled. Though, it is preferred that in order to cut down further on paper waste, that customers purchase their own reusable coffee mugs and bring those when out for their morning coffee.
Shredded paper: One of the most common things that people struggle with is how to dispose of shredded paper. You wouldn’t think that much could come from shredded paper, but you’d be wrong. Shredded paper is often used to make handmade paper products. However, you’d be best to check with rubbish removal services to find out where you can take your shredded paper. Some recycling centres won’t accept shredded paper due to its fibrous nature, which can ruin their machines.
Wet Paper: For the recycling process to be successful, it is critically important that the paper be dry. So, if you don’t have the time or patience to dry out your paper before you recycle it, then perhaps seek out alternative paper sources. For example, bamboo toilet paper is biodegradable, which means that instead of your traditional toilet paper languishing in the sewers, bamboo toilet paper will biodegrade and go back into the earth. A general rule of thumb for recycling paper is that it must be dry.
Whether you’re new to recycling paper products, or are seeking to learn more about what types of paper products you have that could be recycled, the team at the Cheapest Load of Rubbish is here to help you with rubbish removal in Sydney. Reach out to us and we’ll conduct an assessment of what paper products you have that you perhaps aren’t recycling, that you could, or how best we can help you sort through and recycle as much as possible for the good of the planet and everyone and everything in and on it.