Recycle – Why Does Paper Recycle?
When it comes to recycling, there are so many things that can and cannot be recycled. Paper & Cardboard: what can (and cannot) be recycled? Junk mail? Glossy magazine pages? Folding materials?
Junk mail and paper packages can be recycled, but it depends on the processing used at the recycling facility. Many paper products can be recycled, some are more recyclable than others. Cardboard and paper packaging are not recyclable, only plastic and the lining can be recycled with other items. Can you mail items such as envelopes, printed plastics, or candy bars in your garbage? If it is safe for your garbage to be sent out, most large cities do not have regulations on this type of trash.
Can you flatten boxes and wrap paper for donation? Most big box stores will not accept this and will most likely charge you an arm and a leg for it. The same also goes for wrapping paper around most bulky goods. You can send it to special charities that take care of helping people with disabilities or handicap needs. Just call the non-profit first to find out.
Many people have recycling bins at home. These bins can accept paper, cardboard, plastic, and other items. Some recycling bins are special, like the flat pack ones that are made to fit on trucks, and have lids that you can seal to keep your gift wrap safe from pests, and other things that might eat them. This is a very good idea to protect paper products that would otherwise be eaten by rats, and other animals.
There is a new type of paper bag, called the eco friendly gift wrap. It’s made from soy beans and has no animal fats, or other harmful chemicals. This makes it much safer for sending things to Africa to be resold as gift wrap. You can also recycle soiled pizza boxes, and other cardboard packages that have not been used for years.
Many hotels now have recycling bins where you can mail your old gift bags. It costs less for the hotel to recycle these, because they aren’t having to put the bags down, and then the customer doesn’t have to throw them away, either. The hotel staff simply breaks these down, and the paper bags are melted down, making them into new gift bags. This saves the hotel money. It is also a good idea to recycle wrapping paper that was not used in the gift bags.
You also can recycle all kinds of other paper products that might not be suitable for the trash disposal system at your home. There are lots of books that are recyclable, including children’s books, and booklets for people with disabilities. When you recycle hardcover books, you are telling the world that you care about the environment. The hardcover books are usually damaged when they are thrown away, but you may be able to repair them, or make other arrangements to make sure that the environment is protected.
If you need help with your paper recycle, there are places that will send out free services. The United States Postal Service sells packaging peanuts that are perfect for wrapping paper, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency has information about how you can recycle paper. If you are worried about the amount of paper that your country consumes, and the effect that it has on the environment, you should do your part to reduce that problem. There is plenty of paper that can go into the recycle bins, if you just work with what is available.
Cardboard is recyclable, too. Some companies will take old cardboard and turn it into new boxes and products, like boxes for toys and furniture. Other places will recycle this cardboard and sell it as mulch. This cardboard is made from old pine trees, and is one of the best materials that you can buy for your garden. Just like paper, cardboard is recyclable, so you can put it in the recycle bin and get a credit for it at the same time.
It may not be easy to give up your newspaper, but at least you know that you are doing something. When you recycle paper, you are acknowledging the fact that there is a lot of waste created in the world each day, and that some of that waste can be recycled. When you choose to use recycled paper for your home, or office, or give it away to someone else who needs it, you are showing a lack of responsibility for the world’s waste. Even if you cannot tell someone else to give you paper, when you choose paper made from recycled material, you are showing responsibility for the world’s garbage.
Even though the paper has a negative impact on the environment, it is still a very good investment, especially for businesses. Even if you cannot give someone else paper that you made yourself, you can use recycled paper made by other companies, which makes it even more environmentally friendly. By using paper made from recycled material, you are taking steps toward taking care of your planet, and your family and your friends. If you recycle paper, you will also be taking steps toward making sure that future generations have something nice to look at.