Paper Waste Management Dundee
The paper helps make the running of our businesses smoother. However, unlike plastic, paper is a little expensive. It is also manufactured using resources that are slowly depleting. Therefore, it makes sense to want to manage the paper waste we make in our businesses and office daily. So, if you’re on the lookout for a paper waste management company in Dundee to help you better manage your paper waste, you have come to the right place.
We have been in the waste management industry for over 30 years. With our extensive experience, we will not only manage your paper waste but also provide you with a detailed waste audit that will help you reduce the amount of paper waste your business makes and save you some money. This comes with free bin, free bin delivery, excellent customer service, and anytime discreet collection. Contact us today on 01382 604 110.
What is Paper Waste?
Paper waste is discarded paper that is no longer functional. Some people may shred this paper or throw it in the bin. No matter the kind of paper waste your company has, Dundee Waste company can help you manage it.
Paper comes from trees. The more we use it and not recycle, the more trees we’ll need to cut down to make more paper and that leads to deforestation. Paper use has risen by 400% in the last 40 years. If possible, another way of ensuring sustainability when it comes to paper usage is going paperless in your office. That way, you don’t have to worry about having a paper waste management strategy in place. But, if your office still produces a significant amount of paper waste, you are required by law to have a waste company take care of your paper waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
Negative Effects of Paper Waste
When not properly managed, paper waste can have a number of negative impacts on the environment. Some of them are:
As we already know, paper comes from trees and as a result, our forests are disappearing at alarming rates. This is called deforestation. And this is bad because we need forests to contain the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and produce oxygen. Not only that, forests help conserve more eco-systems and are home to many animal species that are now endangered due to deforestation or have gone completely extinct. While some paper materials are easily recycled, toilet paper cannot be recycled and it is one of the paper materials that we go through super quickly. However, there are trees that are being planted to replace the trees that we have no choice but to cut down in order to make the paper material we can’t make from recycled paper.
If paper is not recycled, it ends up in landfills. As landfill waste volume increases, more and more land is needed for waste containment. To make space in landfills for more waste, wastes often need to be burned and this causes air pollution. Furthermore, paper contains many toxins that leak into the soil from open and covered landfills and into the soil, where it causes ecological damage such as damage to the land causing it to be barren or seep toxins into our drinking water systems.
Paper Waste Recycling Dundee
There are about four stages involved in paper recycling namely:
Collection basically means we collect the paper from your business premises or wherever you store it and transport it to our recycling facilities.
At the recycling centre, the paper will be mixed with other paper waste that is ready to be recycled. And then it will be sorted according to its type and grade. For example, office paper will be separated from newspapers.
After sorting them out, they’re shredded into small pieces to make it easier for the next step which is called piping. Pulping is when these tiny paper pieces are mixed with water and chemicals to create a slurry mixture. This mixture will then be washed to remove all ink and other impurities.
The pulp is then further processed, dried, and rolled into thin paper sheets where different kinds of papers are going to be created. For papers that need to be in colour, colour additives are used and for white office paper, bleach and other whitening chemicals may be used.