Baled paper products is a huge business in Britain. Recycling paper is everywhere and used in every British household and business daily. It is essential that as much of it as possible is reconstituted and put back into production as a new product. Almost all paper can be recycled and this should become a habit that is passed down through future generations. Today’s society has had to learn about green issues, for the children of tomorrow to inherent.
A typical office generates one pound of paper, per person, per day. Most waste paper is of high grade quality. It makes sense to recycle paper; using baled paper requires 50% less energy than producing new paper from trees. It stands to reason, because the baled paper had already been through the production process once. Another staggering fact is that baled paper releases 95% less pollution into the environment than making paper from scratch. Every household and business in Britain receives free telephone directories, newspapers, and takeaway flyers. The average, four person, family receives eighteen pieces of mail a week. It can all be used as recycling paper.
A family of a mother, father and two children also averages the use of three toilet rolls a week. As a nation, we buy millions of newspapers and magazines daily. Plus, in 2012, £1.54bn was spent on books in the UK. Paper sales of bestselling books can sell upwards of ten million copies in Britain.
Landfill sites are overflowing, they have to be turned daily as gasses and toxic fumes build up. They attract vermin and, if not treated correctly, can cause disease. 40% of all landfill waste is paper. 90% of that paper could have been recycled.
Baled paper and recycled paper is used to make toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, sanitary provisions, nappies and packaging materials as you might expect, but it is also used for newspapers, stationary, egg boxes, insulation and thousands of other items that we take for granted in our homes — that’s a lot of paper.