Isn’t it interesting how PAPER IS RECYCLED# Learn-
1. After we put paper in our recycling bin, it’s taken to a recycling center where contaminants such as plastic, glass or trash are removed.
2. Next, the paper is sorted into different grades.
3. Once paper is sorted, it will be stored in bales until a mill needs it, and then it will be transferred to the mill for processing.
4. Once at the mill large machines (pulpers) shred the paper into small pieces. This mixture of paper, water, and chemicals is heated and the pieces of paper break down into fibers.
5. The mixture is pressed through a screen to remove adhesives and other remaining contaminants.
6. Next, the paper will be spun in a cone-shaped cylinder to clean it, and sometimes ink will also be removed. At this point, the pulp is sent through a machine that sprays it onto a conveyor belt. Water will drip through the belt’s screen, and the paper fibers will start bonding together.
7. Heated metal rollers will dry the paper, and the paper will be put onto large rolls, which can be made into new paper products.
What Are the Most Significant Benefits of Paper Recycling?
Recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent (MTCE).
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