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Many businesses are now more environmentally aware than ever before. Many business managers recognise the importance of recycling and understand it’s significance in their business due the environmental and ethical credentials of recycling. Recycling cardboard is just one example of good recycling practice, but also an important one.
Is cardboard easy to recycle?
Cardboard is the perfect material to recycle due to the fibres that it is made from that have already been processed once from trees.
Can’t I just burn my cardboard waste?
When it comes to burning waste, it is only considered a good alternative to recycling if it provides an efficient fuel. Cardboard does not provide this and burning it can release contaminants and gases into the environment. Local authorities have regulations regarding smokeless fuels, cardboard waste that is burned and not recycled means that a reusable resource is wasted.
So how will recycling cardboard benefit my business?
When recycling in your business, many complications can take place, such as staff training, commercial costs and contamination. However, cardboard is one of the easiest materials to recycle as it can simply be flattened and sent off to recycle. Recycling in your business as a whole includes benefits such as environmental protection, legal obligation and business reputation.
What should I do before recycling my cardboard waste?
It’s important to ensure that all cardboard waste is clean and dry before recycling. Anything that has been contaminated with food waste, such as a pizza box, will be recyclable. Secondly, any excess tape or stickers should be removed from the cardboard you wish to recycle and it should be flattened and packed as flat as possible.
What if I have a large amount of cardboard to recycle?
With a large amount of carboard waste to be recycled, J&B Recycling can assess your needs and will advise you on a range of collection storage, disposal and legal issues.
J&B can deal with all types of cardboard waste including corrugated cardboard (old KLS, OCC), hardmix, coloured card, scanboard and beverage cartons such as Tetra Pak. We have guaranteed markets for all these materials because of the quality of material we supply, this is due to our effective sorting process at our site which separates any mixed materials we receive into separate grades, plus the long term relationship we have developed with a number of key repressors in the UK and abroad.