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Recycling Paper Following Shredding


We are being told almost daily that the world's resources are being depleted and that we should all do our bit to help. Within the last few years most councils have introduced some sort of recycling system for home waste and this is likely to be extended still further in the future. Simply Shredding aims to recycle all of the waste it creates through its shredding and baling operations throughout the UK.

What Do We Recycle

This may vary from depot to depot but the main two items that we are usually able to recycle are paper and cardboard. For more details on either of these products check out "Paper" or "Cardboard" under the recycling tab.

The Recycling Process

In order to recycle you need to turn used material back into useful materialand by doing this, it reduces the need for more raw materials to be used. Therefore, wherever possible all baled paper or cardboard is taken direct to the relevant mills within the UK so that this process can be completed. Paper and cardboard is processed in a similar but different way, but the end result is to produce new paper and cardboard from the products Simply Shredding delivers in.

Why Recycle?

It has been calculated that for printing or copier paper which many of us use in the home and every day in the office, for every ton that is recycled it saves just over two tons of wood. Simply Shredding tries to monitor how many tons of wood it has saved through recycling. Check out our home page counter. Due to the differing thickness and height of trees in general it is not possible to equate this figure to the number of trees saved, but the figure is substantial and growing daily with every bale that is produced.