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Recycling of Cardboard is Important for Sustainable Waste Management and Circular Economy

by Kelly Rodriguez Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre

Most businesses in Australia and around the world understand the value of recycling and are eager to recycle their waste. Recycling waste not only helps to reduce its carbon footprint, but it also alleviates the need to extract raw materials. Furthermore, waste recycling promotes the circular economy and creates jobs.

Cardboard is recyclable, reusable, and biodegradable. Some cardboard is made almost entirely of recyclable material, while the majority of cardboard used in packaging is made up of 70 to 90 percent recyclable material. Cardboard comes in two varieties, both of which are recyclable.

Corrugated cardboard: This thick cardboard is reinforced with an extra layer of wavy fibre in between the sheets. As a result, corrugated cardboard is an excellent choice for shipping or packing boxes. Corrugated cardboard is recyclable in nearly 80% of cases.

Paperboard or Chipboard: When corrugated cardboard is recycled several times, the fibres that hold it together become slightly shorter. It is used as paperboard boxes for cereal boxes and cake mix boxes when it becomes too thin to make strong corrugated cardboard.

Why cardboard recycling is easy

Cardboard is a heavy-duty paper that is commonly used in packaging. Cardboard recycling is done legally at Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre's Adelaide cardboard recycling facility. Cardboard is made from fibres that have previously been processed from trees. A tonne of cardboard recycled at the Adelaide cardboard recycling center saves up to 16 trees and reduces the demand for landfill. Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre has a cardboard recycling facility in Plympton that recycles cardboards according to industry best practices.

The process of recycling cardboard

The cardboard that arrives at Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre's Adelaide cardboard recycling facility is sorted and baled to remove any contaminants such as strings and plastic. When a full load of baled cardboard is in stock, it is sent to be pulped. At Adelaide cardboard recycling, the cardboard is crushed into tiny pieces and mixed with water and chemicals for this purpose. After that, the recycled pulp is combined with a small amount of new wood made from wood chips. The mixture is then subjected to a series of filtering, chemical, and centrifugal processes to remove contaminants. The cleaned pulp is then passed through long sheets of cardboard that are glued together to create new cardboard. One tonne of cardboard recycled at the Adelaide cardboard recycling centre saves more than nine cubic yards of landfill space.

Recycling a variety of waste types

Tyres, cardboards, construction and demolition waste, green waste, mattress, general waste, and hazardous waste are all accepted for recycling at the company's recycling depot in Adelaide. When your waste disposal truck arrives at the company's recycling depot in Adelaide, it will be directed to the appropriate recycling area based on the type of waste. To ensure maximum waste separation, on-site bulk skip bins are provided at convenient locations throughout the Adelaide recycling depot. As part of the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre's focus on sustainable waste management solutions for Adelaide and the surrounding community, the Adelaide recycling depot is designed to maximise waste separation. To avoid problems on the road, use a load-rated tie-down strap, avoid overloading your vehicle, and use a cover to keep your waste from recycling on the road.

Engineered landfill to minimise the impact on environment

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre's recycling depot in Adelaide is a very busy transfer station where many commercial and domestic waste vehicles arrive daily. On arrival, the company's operators sort the waste into recyclable and non-recyclable categories. The recyclable waste is transported to a recycling depot in Adelaide, and the waste that cannot be recycled is transported to an engineered landfill where it is disposed of in an EPA-compliant manner, causing little harm to the environment and reducing the waste's carbon footprint.

The sorting of waste by Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre staff also ensures that the amount of waste sent to landfills is kept to a minimum. Only that waste is disposed of in a landfill because it cannot be recycled or reused in any other way. Because landfill waste can take many years to decompose, it is bulldozed and compressed as much as possible to reduce its harmful impact.

Get your waste recycled

The Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre's Adelaide rubbish tip is located in North Plympton, which is regarded as the best location for waste disposal and recycling processes. Batteries, aluminum cans, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paint, empty gas bottles, and whitegoods and appliances are some of the recyclable waste accepted at Adelaide tip by the recycling depot in Adelaide.

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre's recycling depot is part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, which allows households and small businesses to recycle their televisions and computers for free.


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