Cardboard Waste Recycling Bristol
Our clients’ best interests are at the forefront of everything we do. The collaboration between us is of the utmost importance. The objective of our waste management service is to find a cost-effective solution for your business and to find the best way to recycle your cardboard waste. We will determine the most appropriate, cost-efficient, and effective solution for your specific situation. Landfills do not need to be populated with recyclable waste such as cardboard waste. Your cardboard waste will be collected right from your premises, you do not have to worry about transportation logistics.
All you have to do is give us a call on 0117 369 0910 anytime any day. Our employees have been trained to filter, sort your waste and collect it. We can also provide you with free bins, deliver them for free and also perform a waste audit for you.
What is Cardboard Recycling?
Corrugated cardboard, also known as cardboard, is a recyclable material that companies use to reduce their waste disposal costs. Several types of hard, thin, multi-layered papers are reprocessed and reused in cardboard recycling to reduce waste. If you consider recycling cardboard waste items, you can divert an incredible amount of waste from landfills. Boxes made of cardboard are often made from heavy-duty or thick pieces of paper. They are known for their durability and toughness. A cardboard box is a container for goods such as milk cartons, egg cartons, and shoe boxes.
We benefit from recycling in general because not only does it reduce pollution, but it conserves important resources and creates jobs as well. The recycling of cardboard contributes to keeping the environment green and clean.
How is Cardboard Waste Recycled?
The process involved in cardboard recycling is very similar to that of paper waste recycling. This is because these two materials are essentially made of the same material. They both come from trees. Below are the steps involved in cardboard recycling:
The first step in recycling cardboard is to collect it. We will collect the discarded cardboard at your approved cardboard collection stations as recyclers and waste management company. This step is entirely up to you. However, certain forms of cardboard are permitted, 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. These will then be transported to our recycling facilities.
Upon arrival at the recycling centre, the corrugated boxes are classified according to their composing materials. The most common classifications are corrugated cardboard and boxboard. Thin cardboard boxes, such as those used to pack drinks or cereals, are called boxboards. Corrugated boxes are larger and more rigid boxes that are often used to package and transport products. Sorting is necessary because paper mills produce different grades of materials depending on the items that are recovered.
Pulping and shredding
After sorting, the next process is shredding, which is followed by pulping. The cardboard paper fibres 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 fibres, resulting in a pulp. The pulped material is then mixed with additional pulp, usually made from wood chips, to assist the final product solidify and become harder.
Filtering, De-Inking, and Contaminants Removal
The pulp is next filtered thoroughly to remove any foreign elements as well as contaminants such as threads, tape, or glue. De-inking entails placing the pulp in a flotation device that uses chemicals to remove any dyes or ink through a succession of filtering and screening steps. This step is also known as the cleaning process since it completely cleans the pulp before moving on to the final processing stage.
This step involves mixing the cleaned pulp with new production materials and drying them on a flat belt with heated cylindrical surfaces. In the process of drying the pulp, it is fed through an automated machine that removes superfluous water and produces long rolls of solid sheet from the fibres known as linerboards and mediums. In order to construct a new piece of cardboard, the liner boards are glued together layer by layer.