Not sure how or where to recycle paper (or other products) in your area?
We stumbled upon a cool website…
The site is very easy to use and provides links to recycling information, by category. There is a brief description about the category, along with links to related articles. Users enter their zip code and voila!
“1-800-Recycling.com provides users with nationwide outreach to find recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle. Through its iPod App, 1-800-Recycling.com website and 1-800-Recycling phone service, users are directed to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk — almost anything that can be recycled. Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, is the parent company of 1-800-Recycling.com.” -Businesswire
According to the technical association of the paper pulping and recycling industry, you can reuse old paper five to seven times. This sounds simple, but how can you tell how many times any individual cellulose fiber has been processed? Luckily, the fibers check themselves out when their time is done.
Paper is recycled by turning it back into its basic form — individual cellulose fibers — in big vats of water and chemicals. Young, studly fibers, on only their second or third go-rounds, maintain their long, springy form. Geriatric fibers are brittle and eventually shatter. These pieces are filtered out or skimmed off in the processing, before the new paper is made.
For those of you who pay attention to the amount of post-consumer recycled content that your purchases have, we’ve made it easier for you to locate our recycled products. Just look for the recycled logo next to the name of the product as you browse through our product categories.