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Cardboard Waste Recycling Leicester

At Leicester, we believe that waste isn’t an issue. It’s a fantastic opportunity to come up with fresh and inventive methods to turn the single greatest human dilemma into a brighter, cleaner future for everyone. To have your cardboard waste properly handled, call us today on 01163 400 740 or head over to our contact us page for further ways to reach us.

Everything we do is in the best interests of our clients, and we work closely with you to discover the most appropriate, cost-efficient, and successful cardboard waste solution. We’ll also offer you free bins with free bin delivery, waste audit and waste transfer notes. Get in touch today.

What is Cardboard Recycling?

The reprocessing and reuse of thick sheets or stiff layered papers that have been used, discarded, or regarded as waste is known as cardboard recycling. Cardboard, usually referred to as corrugated cardboard, is a recyclable material that is recycled by small and big size businesses to save on waste disposal costs. Cardboard boxes are generally paper-based heavy-duty or thick sheets known to be durable and tough. Cardboard examples include boxes, boxes for eggs, boxes for shoes and cereal.

By separating cardboard from general waste streams and minimizing waste going to landfill, a dedicated cardboard recycling service like ours can help you save money on waste management.

Your cardboard waste gets recycled into new cardboard products when you dispose of it. Packaging, industrial paper, insulations, kitty litter, and moulded cartons for eggs and fruit can all be made from recycled cardboard.

Cardboard Recycling Process

Recycling is good for us, as it not only saves our environment from pollution damage but also retains valuable resources and creates employment. Cardboard recycling is carried out in order to maintain a clean and green environment. The following steps explain the recycling system for cardboard. 

1. Collection

In this step, we will collect waste cardboard at designated card collection points. Once collected, they are weighed and hauled to paper mills for recycling. Certain forms of cardboard are approved at this time, while others are not, depending on how they were used or made. In most situations, waxed and coated cardboard, as well as cardboard used for food packaging, are not accepted since they go through a different specialized recycling process.

2. Sorting.

Again when the corrugated boxes arrive to the recycling plant, they are sorted according to the materials they are built of. Corrugated cardboard and boxboard are the most common classifications. Thin boxboards, such as those used for cardboard drink containers or cereal boxes, are called boxboards.

3. Pulping and Shredding

After sorting, the next step is shredding, and then pulping follows. The cardboard paper fibers are broken down into minute fragments by shredding. After the material has been finely shredded into small pieces, it is combined with water and chemicals to break down the paper fibers, resulting in a slurry.

4. De-inking

The pulp material is then subjected to a thorough filtering process to remove any foreign materials as well as impurities such as strings, tape, or glue. The pulp is then placed in a flotation device made composed of chemicals that filter and screen out any colours or ink. This step is also known as the cleaning process since it completely cleans the pulp before moving on to the final processing stage.

5. Final Stage

The cleaned pulp is combined with new production materials at this stage, after which it is dried on a flat conveyor belt and heated cylindrical surfaces. As the pulp dries, it passes through an automated machine that squeezes out excess water and enables the creation of long rolls of solid sheet from the fibers known as linerboards and mediums. To build a new piece of cardboard, the linerboards are bonded together layer by layer.

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