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How does recycling paper help the environment?

April 3, 2019

Here at Printwaste, not only do we provide confidential shredding services but we like to give you a helping hand with your recycling too! It’s very important to have some kind of recycling policy in your workplace in order to contribute to the sustainability of our environment.

recycling paper

According to RecycleNow as a nation we use 12.5 million tonnes of paper each year and 67% of the paper and cardboard used in the UK is recycled.

But how exactly does recycling it help the environment?

Here are some things you ought to know:

  1. Recycling paper helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can contribute to climate change
  2. It takes 70% less energy and water to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees
  3. Using recycled paper cuts down on pollution which contributes to smog and ill health
  4. Recycling one tonne of paper saves 17 trees and more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, preserving our natural resources

For further information about our dedicated recycling services, visit our website or give us a call on 01242 588600!

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