Cardboard Waste Recycling Professional Waste Manchester
In some cases, landfilling waste can be quite expensive. Keeping paper and cardboard waste low and recycling more will reduce your costs. Professional Waste Manchester is a full-service waste management company that can handle all of your company’s paper and cardboard recycling needs. Your company can schedule collections at times that are convenient for you, whether that be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or at another time that meets your needs. All you have to do is call us on 0161 635 0480.
What is Cardboard Waste Recycling?
Recycled paper and cardboard waste is the basis for new products such as packaging and industrial paper, tissues, newspapers, insulation, egg and fruit moulded cartons. Many businesses overfill their bins, resulting in waste being dumped onto the streets when the container is emptied onto collection vehicles, which is a regular concern for commercial waste collections. Furthermore, if the bin is too heavy, the waste pickers may not be able to pick up the waste on that particular day.
Cardboard (sometimes known as corrugated cardboard) is a high-quality paper-based recyclable material. Cardboard is the most valuable type of paper because of its durability and long fibres. Corrugated cardboard and grey paperboard are the most prevalent types, which are used for boxes and other packaging materials. The reprocessing and reuse of thick sheets or stiff multi-layered papers that have been used or discarded is referred to as cardboard recycling.
Is All Cardboard Recyclable?
Not all cardboard material is recyclable. Waxed, damp, and filthy cardboard cannot be recycled, however it can be composted at a commercial composting facility. Food-soiled cardboard cannot be recycled either. However, to make them more recyclable, before recycling food-soiled boxes (such as pizza boxes), take off any oil stains or cut off the parts soiled with food and oil.
Cardboard that has been stained with food is likewise not recyclable. In the world today, cardboard is omnipresent, whether for storing goods or for sending packaged packages, and this is because it is extremely sustainable. Cardboard is a simple and easy material to recycle, and it may be recycled five to seven times.
Explanation of the Cardboard Recycling Process
It’s crucial to understand the difference between corrugated cardboard and paperboard. Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, juice containers, and milk cartons are all made of paperboard, which is the thinner of the two.
Corrugated cardboard is the more durable and thicker of the two, and it’s commonly used to construct shipping boxes and even furniture. Although all cardboard is recyclable, special requirements may apply to juice containers, pizza boxes, and milk cartons. Below is the process of cardboard recycling:
Collection – The first step in recycling cardboard is to collect it. Businesses and recyclers gather waste cardboard in cardboard recycling bins. The cardboard is segregated and shipped to a cardboard recycling facility.
Sorting – The waste cardboard must be sorted once it arrives at the cardboard recycling centre. This is done according to the type of cardboard, with boxboard and corrugated board being the most common.
Shredding and pulping – The next phase is shredding, which is followed by pulping. The cardboard paper fibres are broken down into minute fragments by shredding. After shredding, the material is soaked in water. Chemicals will be used in cardboard recycling centres to speed up the pulping process. The pulped material is then mixed with additional pulp, usually made from wood chips, to assist the final product solidify and become harder.
Filtering, de-inking – The pulped material goes through a thorough filtering process to remove any foreign elements as well as contaminants such as tape, threads, and glue. The pulp is next passed through a centrifuge-like chamber where impurities such as plastics and metal staples are removed.
The next step is de-inking, which involves utilising a flotation device with decolorization chemicals to remove any colour from the pulp.
Finishing for reuse – At this point, the pulp is ready to be shaped into the appropriate shape. The virgin paper materials are added, then dried. Drying can be done on a conveyor belt or on a table. The material is run through a machine while it dries, which squeezes out excess water and aids the fibres in forming a solid sheet known as linerboard. To build a new piece of cardboard, the linerboards are bond