Collection of rubbish cardboard

What happens to your recycling?

How are paper and card recycled?

Watch this video to find out more about the paper-recycling process:

How is paper recycled:

  • Paper is taken to a recycling plant where it is separated into different types and grades.
  • The separated paper is then washed with soapy water to remove inks, plastic film, staples and glue. The paper is put into a large holder where it is mixed with water to create ‘slurry’.
  • By adding different materials to the slurry, different paper products can be created, such as cardboard, newsprints or office paper.
  • The slurry is spread into large thin sheets using rollers.
  • The paper is left to dry and is then rolled up ready to be cut and made into new products.

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