zero to landfill Paper It is possible to recycle clean paper up to 7 times thus using 70% less energy than making new paper

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Paper Recycling

Taking care of our trees

When we were children we learnt that paper comes from trees – and, generally, our young minds found that pretty incredible. But, as we got older, we start to take this for granted. And that’s because paper is everywhere, from newspapers and magazines, leaflets and brochures, to good old-fashioned A4 sheets. We use it every day, in so many different situations, that we almost forget where it came from. But, instead of treating paper like an endless resource, now, more than ever, we need to remember its roots. By recycling just one tonne of paper, we can save 17 trees and 4000KW of energy – that’s enough to power a house for a year.

Paper can be recycled up to 7 times

When clean and uncontaminated, paper has the potential to be recycled up to 7 times. And doing so uses 70% less energy than making new (virgin) paper, saves us having to cut down trees and creates a circular economy.

Did you know…

If every person in the UK recycled just 10% more paper, we would save approximately 5 million trees each year!

Our Service. Your Solution.

At Printwaste, we collect all types of paper for recycling, including:

  • Catalogues
  • Coloured paper
  • Envelopes (including window envelopes)
  • Leaflets and brochures
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • White paper

Our service:

  • We will advise you on the best service to meet your needs.
  • We will provide you with the storage solution you need often dependent on space and volume.
  • All staples or paper clips etc. will be filtered out at the paper mill.
  • We will grade the paper to ensure that the best paper mills are utilised to maximise the life of the paper.

Loop Closed. Resource Recycled.

On a pre-scheduled date, we’ll come and collect your non-confidential papers and transport them back to our recycling depot.
Once at the depot, the paper will be graded, baled and sent on to a paper mill for reprocessing.
At the mill, the paper will be put into a large vat and mixed with water to break down the fibres, before turning into a pulp. This pulp will then be filtered and screened to remove any contaminants, like glue and plastic.
After this, the pulp will be poured onto a huge, flat wire screen to drain excess water and allow the remaining fibres to bond together to form a watery sheet. This sheet, now resembling paper, will pass through a series of heavy rollers to squeeze out more water, heated cylinders for drying and another roller for ironing.
Lastly, the paper will be wound into a giant roll, before being cut into smaller rolls or sheets, and will be ready for use all over again!

How we add value to your business…

boosting recycling


We will help you boost your recycling rates.

recycling resources


We will divert your paper from landfill.

enhanced business people


We will help you contribute towards a circular economy.

Printwaste’s Quick and Easy Recycling Service

Join the 1000’s of businesses who rely on Printwaste to look after their business recycling and confidential shredding needs.