Today in the UK huge amounts of cardboard are used daily. To offset this level of consumption it is crucial that we reuse and recycle all our unwanted cardboard packaging and products.
By recycling cardboard waste you prevent it going to landfill, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and leachate production. These gases are harmful to the environment and are proven to be linked to global warming.
By ensuring that cardboard is disposed of and recycled correctly you will be diverting it away from landfill which, in turn, boasts huge benefits for the environment.
Another important reason why it is extremely irresponsible not to recycle cardboard is because cardboard is of the most efficient materials to recycle. This is because its fibres have already been processed. Meaning that it is far easier to make cardboard from recycled cardboard as it uses half the amount of energy than when making a virgin fibre. By recycling cardboard you also contribute to saving precious water resources and reducing levels of chemical waste, which can become toxic if large quantities.
Our process for recycling cardboard is simple. Once receiving the material onto our picking floor, we meticulously sort through cardboard waste. It is during this part of the process that we will separate cardboard, corrugated cardboard and waxed cardboard.
Waxed coated cardboard is usually used for the transportation of fresh food items, pizza boxes for example. These coated cardboards are often recycled through a different process and so sorting is a vital step of any recycling process.
From here all our collected cardboard waste will be shredded and baled and then sent to our partner recycler. Being a company who create paper packaging via the sourcing of 100% sustainable materials, all our cardboard is recycled back into cardboard production.
Cardboard and paper recycling is great for our planet. It reduces pollution, protects resources and creates jobs. Many big organisations use astonishing amounts of cardboard and resultantly recycling forms an integral part of their social responsibility. From a business’ viewpoint, recycling is beneficial as it also saves money on disposal costs.
There are many ways in which you can recycle cardboard responsibly and by choosing Valley Trading we can ensure that all your cardboard in recycled sustainably and consciously.
It is important that cardboard is disposed of properly and put directly in our provided bins and skips and not in plastic sacks or trays because this will affect the recycling process.
When we recycle cardboard waste it is not only better for the environment but the costs on transportation and fuel will eventually become cheaper.
At Valley Trading we are wholly committed to providing cost-effective recycling solutions for all our clients. Equipped with an impressively modern fleet we are able to offer extremely competitive prices for all our waste management solutions.
If you would like to find out more information about our waste management solutions, skip hire or recycling methods then please fill in an online quote form. Alternatively, get in touch today to discuss what solution would best suit your requirements.