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Cardboard Waste Recycling Rugby

As a waste management company, we were determined to develop a sustainable, long-term alternative to the waste-to-landfill practice that had been common in this market. At Rugby Waste, we are a zero landfill waste company which means all of the waste we collect does not end up in landfills. Especially cardboard waste seeing that the landfills are overcrowded with paper and cardboard waste more than any other waste. Moreover, this kind of waste is completely recyclable therefore it has no business being in landfills. Call us today on 01788 340 610 to see how we can help you divert your cardboard waste from landing in landfills. 

What Makes Up Cardboard Waste?

Cardboard is, in simple terms, used cardboard materials that are thrown away in the bins or elsewhere. They are deemed as no longer useful. The remarkable quality of cardboard is that it’s long-lasting, durable, and made of regenerative and recyclable material. Through recycling, we contribute to improving the quality of life and the environment, as well as aiding the industry in developing new and inventive items we use every day.

There are two types of cardboard: corrugated cardboard and paperboard. A paperboard packaging box is the thinner of the two materials, and can be used for boxes for food, shoe boxes, juice boxes, milk cartons, and many other things. Compared to regular cardboard, corrugated cardboard is thicker and more durable, and it’s often used in shipping boxes and even in furniture. Almost all cardboard is recyclable, however, some cardboard materials may not be recyclable due to their make of what they were used to carry like pizza boxes for example.

Cardboard Waste Management Solutions

It is essential to recycle cardboard packaging properly in every environment, including at home and in the office, because it is supposed to be recycled. That is one of the ways we ensure its proper waste management solutions. At Rugby Waste, we dealt with many different organizations across Rugby and Warwickshire to help bring down cardboard waste removal and disposal costs. The best way to ensure that you cut costs with cardboard waste is by flattening the waste or compacting it so that you have more space to store more cardboard. 

You can also use one of our baler storage containers to maximize your storage capacity.  Another sure fire way to make sure that you maximize your cardboard waste management solutions is by keeping it dry. Recycling cardboard becomes difficult, if not impossible, once it has become damp or saturated, so keep it as dry as possible. Whenever you order pizza for the office, be careful not to mix greasy pizza boxes with dry, non-contaminated cardboard because these cannot be recycled.

Cardboard Recycling Process Rugby

Collection: Collection Collecting cardboard boxes is the first part of the cardboard recycling process. In order to collect and then recycle the collected boxes, they should be stored in a convenient area, such as a warehouse or at the back of your business premises so that the collection does not interrupt your business.

Sorting: On arrival at the recycling facility, the boxes must be sorted. Corrugated board and boxboard are two of the most common types of cardboard. This type of box is easily distinguished from the other. Once the sorting is complete, they are baled. For this purpose, cardboard balers are used to compress the boxes into small, easily handled bales.

Pulping: Paper, which is composed of plant fibers, is the principle component of cardboard boxes, also known as corrugated cardboard boxes. This allows the cardboard to be pulped, or turned into pulp. The recycling centers are using chemicals to accelerate the pulping process.

Filtering: In pulp, there are likely to be some foreign objects because it is made up of recycled and new ingredients. The most common culprits are glues and tapes, which are easily removed with filters. A flotation apparatus that makes use of decolourization chemicals will then be used to remove any remaining colour from the pulp.
New paper making:  The pulp we have at this point is ready for shaping into any shape we like. After the virgin paper materials are added, they are dried. In a machine-type dryer, excess water is extracted from the material and it is given its final shape. The material is dried on a conveyor belt or table. The sheet is known as linerboard, and it is ready to be used for making new boxes and items.

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