Handling paper/carton waste

Paper and cardboard waste (including cardboard packaging) occurs in nearly all living and business areas. For example, 80% of office waste is made up of paper and cardboard. Typical paper and carton waste includes office paper, cardboard and cardboard packaging (boxes, etc.), waste paper (newspapers / magazines, envelopes, brochures) and tissue paper (napkins, paper towels, etc.).

Paper and cardboard waste is generally easy to collect separately. If the amount of generated paper and carton waste is small, it is generally useful to gather them together as mixed paper waste (into one container). If, however, some waste such as cardboard and cardboard packaging is generated in larger quantities, it is useful to collect such waste into separate a container (clean cardboard has greater value and, therefore, it may be economically useful to dispose these separately). Consult the appropriate solutions with waste treatment company.

Separate collection of soft of paper is usually not considered feasible because such waste is generally wet and dirty. It would therefore be useful to through them into mixed waste bin. If the company collects bio-waste separately, the soft paper waste can be thrown into biowaste bin if the quantities are not too big.

It is beneficial to reduce the volume in paper and cardboard waste collection (for example, a cardboard box should be disassembled and compressed). In larger it would be feasible to purchase / lease the press container for the collection of paper and cardboard.


Environmental benefits 

  • Waste generation - Paper and carton account for 80% of office waste. Recycling the paper waste allows to save natural resources, such was energy, water, wood.

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