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Cardboard Waste Management Northampton

Our primary goal at Northampton is to always act respectfully and professionally in such a way that fosters loyalty, trust, transparency, and responsibility. We are also committed to honesty and fairness and sustainable ways of disposing of waste, especially cardboard waste. At Northampton Waste Management, we create an environment that develops creative, ethical waste problem-solving, and are devoted to continual development. Contact us today at 01604 935 120.

Northampton Trash Management has been a pioneer in cardboard waste recycling and management, continuing its long record of sustainable development. We’ll also offer free bins and waste audits. 

What is Cardboard Waste?

Cardboard waste is simply just discarded cardboard material. When left unattended, this waste can be a nuisance. It can end up in landfills, or worse, landscapes where it is not supposed to end up due to fly-tipping. That’s why cardboard waste management is crucial. Cardboard waste management can be done in one of three ways, reusing, recycling, and landfilling.  Both reuse and recycling procedures are superior alternatives to landfilling when it comes to raising cardboard waste management rates.

However, increasing recycling rates is difficult due to a lack of knowledge. Businesses are instrumental in major cardboard waste recycling, so they should be aware of current recycling procedures. With the EU’s Waste Framework Directive (WFD) of 2008, basic concepts of waste management are laid out in the hierarchy of waste management and that is reduce, reuse, recycle, landfill. However, landfilling is the least efficient technique of disposing of paper and cardboard, hence it is rarely utilized. Therefore, the best way to manage cardboard waste is still through recycling.

Cardboard Waste Recycling Northampton

It is possible to recycle cardboard waste five to seven times before it degrades to the point that it cannot be recycled any further, and the amount of energy recovered from burning fresh paper is less than the amount saved from recycling it. Recycling reduces carbon emissions while simultaneously preserving trees as a natural resource. It is projected that per ton of recycled paper generated, roughly 2800 kilograms of carbon dioxide is avoided, and per ton of recycled cardboard produced, approximately 1500 kg of carbon dioxide is saved.

Northampton Waste Management has pledged to enhance recycling rates because recycling is the most ecologically beneficial and cost-effective way to dispose of a big amount of paper waste. Collecting recyclable cardboard waste necessitates some infrastructure.At Northampton, we have a capable and environmentally friendly fleet of vehicles in Northampton. We also  practice sustainable friendly cardboard waste management methods. Northampton businesses and organizations may benefit from our  cardboard waste management services for handling all of their commercial waste in one location.

Cardboard Waste Recycling Method Northampton

First and foremost, the recyclable cardboard is collected and transported to recycling facilities. Then ,at the recycling facilities, it is sorted before the recycling process begins. The first step is to separate the various boards, distinguishing between boxboard (single-layer, like a cereal box) and corrugated (four-layer, like a shipping container) (the type we use for cardboard boxes with single, double and die-cut walls). After sorting, the cardboard will then be shredded to make the rest of the processing easier. 

The shredded waste is combined with water and dumped into large tanks. This process, known as pulping, softens the cardboard and begins to turn it into something that can be utilised as a material for new goods by breaking it down. Rarely is waste cardboard 100 percent board. It is frequently confused with foreign materials such as tape, staples, and plastic packaging. Separating the various materials depending on weight is done with centrifugal systems. Magnets can also be used to extract small metal objects.

The pulp can only be retained for as long as it is needed to manufacture fresh cardboard once it has been filtered. The combination can contain up to 90% water at this stage, therefore it must be treated before it can be transformed into anything more useful. Vacuum rollers, vibrating conveyor belts, and steam heating are some of the approaches that can help at this stage.

Finally, pressing the sheet via rollers aids in the transformation of the sheet into something that resembles paper. Depending on how thick the cardboard needs to be, the rollers are also utilized to create additional layers. The method produces massive brown paper reels weighing many tons. The cardboard can then be cut to size and layered to make it thicker.

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