Waste Recycling - Paper Pulp
What is waste Pulp?
The process of paper Waste Recycling involves mixing used paper with water to break it down. It is then chopped up and heated, which breaks it down further into strands of cellulose, a type of organic plant material, this resulting mixture is called pulp, or slurry. It is strained through screens, which remove any glue or plastic that may still be in the mixture then cleaned, de–inked, bleached, and mixed with water. Then it can be made into new paper. The same fibers can be recycled about seven times, but they get shorter every time and eventually are strained out. This pulp has no use in the paper and pulp industries and is disposed at landfill sites.
About 35% of municipal solid waste (before recycling) by weight is paper and paper products.
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 26mᶟ of water, 2.3mᶟ of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil and 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity. The aim is the reduction of the environmental impact of waste, during the manufacturing, converting /printing, collecting, sorting and recycling processes to ensure the optimal and environmentally sound recycling of used paper and board products.
SA Zero Waste
SA ZERO WASTE is registered and fully accredited with: The INSTITUTE of WASTE MANAGEMENT in SOUTHERN AFRICA (IWMSA) and as such, we are able to provide our clients with a Certificate of Compliance in terms of the relevant regulations and statutes, thereby ensuring that the respective company has followed all relevant legal protocols, incumbent upon them.
SA ZERO WASTE is constantly upgrading their Logistics and equipment, in order to apply to remove, process and transport all types of non hazardous- and hazardous waste, as well as registering certain waste products, as safe animal feed