Thursday, August 17, 2006

Recycling paper


Globally, over 85million tonnes of waste paper are recycled each year to produce paper and board. However this is a small percentage of the total amount of paper produced most of which is not recycled. These waste paper merchants who sort the waste into various grades. There are ten main groups of paper including clean white paper, newspapers and magazines, brown sacks and boxes down to the lowest grades of mixed waste paper which provide the raw material for packaging papers and boards.
Traditionally in India these paper merchants exist in each city at every nook and corner, they help preserve our national forest reserves as they contribute via recycling the old papers.

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4 comments:

Louise Thu Aug 17, 02:58:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Excellent to see the recycling so strong. I try to minimise my use of the print button, but still create far too much waste of paper. Thanks for reminding me.

Rajesh Dangi Thu Aug 17, 03:23:00 PM GMT+5:30  

yes, their contribution towards this cause is great and worth a mention!

Raghu Wed Sep 02, 03:12:00 PM GMT+5:30  

I appreciate the concerns towards mother nature. but can any1 tell me a place where i can give my old used office papers to recycle and get back a new bundle.

Rajesh Dangi Thu Sep 03, 12:11:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Hi Raghu, Not sure if there is any such arrangement to get the papers recycled in lieu of new bundle but the money collected from selling the old papers to “Kabadiwalas” can partially fund the new bundles for sure...Thanks for visiting BDP.