Recycling Paper AND CARDBOARD

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Recycling Paper / Why Should We Recycle Paper?
The manufacturing of paper on an industrialized scale has enormous effects on the environment. The procurement and processing of raw materials have a variety of negative effects on the environment. Denudation of woodlands and exhaustion of water supplies are some of these effects.
Manufacturing also has its own share of negative effects. Theseare often waste disposal issues. When paper and other suitable materials are recycled all these environmental impacts are reduced significantly.
A major part of municipal waste is made up of paper and paper products before the recovery of recyclable materials. Studies show up to 35 percent of the weight of solid waste is made up of paper. This means that any landfill in use can be used longer ifwaste paper is recovered. This saving in landfill volume is especially relevant today since landfill area is at a premium.
Statistics and facts reported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency have shown that there is a reduction in air and water pollution when paper products are recycled over the manufacturing of new paper. Water pollution is lessened by 35 percent and air pollutionis lessened by 74 percent.

Recycling Paper / Can Using Recycled Paper be Advantageous?
In some instances producing new fiber as material for paper is more economical and practical than recycling. Sometimes the recycled paper costs too much to be of any benefit. At other times recycling can result in using up more resources than it conserves. The type of paper being recovered can be thedifference between a beneficial recycling operation and one that is more disadvantageous rather than useful.
In some industrialized countries wood fiber and recovered paper are equally abundant. Advanced recycling technology is also giving paper producers more options than ever before. Often the quality of recycled paper is close if not equal to paper made from new fiber. It is up to the papermanufacturers to choose the materials that will give the best results.
Sometimes using new fiber gives optimum results and sometimes using recycled fiber is preferable. The manufacturer will have to make the decision that will result in using the smallest quantity of resources to fill the need of the customers.
Read pages on your computer screen instead of printing them out. Never print anything onyour computer unless it is necessary. 9 times out of 10, you will see no real need to print. Conserve and recycle instead. It feels good to be conscientious.
Reciclado de papel / ¿Por qué debemos reciclar papel?
La fabricación de papel a escala industrial tiene enormes efectos sobre el medio ambiente. La obtención y el procesamiento de las materias primas tienen una variedad de efectosnegativos sobre el medio ambiente. La denudación de los bosques y el agotamiento de las fuentes de agua son algunos de estos efectos.
Manufacturing también tiene su propia parte de los efectos negativos. Estos son a menudo problemas de eliminación de residuos. Cuando el papel y otros materiales adecuados se reciclan todos estos impactos ambientales se reducen significativamente.
Una parte importantede los residuos urbanos se compone de papel y productos de papel antes de la recuperación de materiales reciclables. Los estudios muestran hasta 35 por ciento del peso de los residuos sólidos se compone de papel. Esto significa que cualquier relleno sanitario en uso se puede utilizar durante más tiempo si se recupera el papel usado. Este ahorro en el volumen de relleno sanitario es especialmenterelevante hoy en día ya que el área de relleno sanitario es un bien escaso.
Las estadísticas y los hechos denunciados por la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos han demostrado que hay una reducción en la contaminación del aire y el agua, cuando los productos de papel son recicladas de la fabricación de papel nuevo. La contaminación del agua se reduce en un 35 por ciento y la...
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