5 ways we can decrease our paper consumption and save our planet

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

In today’s society, many of us pride ourselves on our ability to conduct a significant portion of our personal and professional lives electronically. Arguably, such a feat is consistent with the expectation that as our lives become more digital, it will also become more paperless. However, the facts are considerably more sobering, as the following […]

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Turkey’s waste management program helps save 25 million trees each year

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

The recycling of paper has been contributing to the economy and preventing the cutting down of almost 25 million trees annually. According to information gathered from Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, the capacity increase in waste management and recycling activities in Turkey have had a positive impact on welding efficiency. Recyclable waste; […]

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Using paper saves trees – a South African perspective

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

We can all agree that “digital is not going away” – it is very much a part of our world. I’m using it to publish this post. But even in this multimedia, multiplatform world, paper is not going away either. And that’s a good thing. Especially for trees. The words of Greenpeace co-founder Dr […]

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The Benefits of Recycling Paper

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 by

Listed here are some of the environmental and money saving benefits of recycling paper… Saves Trees – The obvious reason to recycle paper is for saving trees which provide vital oxygen for the planet. Just 1 ton of recycled paper saves at least 16 of these. Wildlife Preservation – Recycling paper helps […]

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How Paper Shredding is Saving the Environment

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 by

It’s more than just a piece of paper you are shredding. It’s also something that help better the environment if disposed of correctly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, when you throw paper away, it becomes approximately 33% of the municipal sold waste stream, making the largest component of that waste stream. Why […]

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Turkey’s waste management program helps save 25 million trees each year

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by

The recycling of paper has been contributing to the economy and preventing the cutting down of almost 25 million trees annually. According to information gathered from Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, the capacity increase in waste management and recycling activities in Turkey have had a positive impact on welding efficiency. Recyclable waste; […]

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Zero Waste Buying Co-Op

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by

Every spring and fall, Eureka Recycling coordinates a buying cooperative that allows individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Twin Cities area to purchase recycled paper and compostable products at a reduced cost. By combining smaller orders, we get a bulk discount from the supplier and pass the savings on to you. And, we do all […]

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Woojai lee transforms recycled paper into brick-like furniture

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by

woojai lee is a korean-new zealander artist who explores paper recycling in more sustainable ways. indeed, this material is one of the most produced and discarded in the world. although it can be recycled, the process is not indefinite because the quality worsens after every cycle. therefore, the designer decided to extend its usability through […]

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Recovering and recycling paper has saved energy

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on American Forest and Paper Association The recovery, or recycling, of paper and paperboard has increased from 34% of supply in 1990 to 67% of supply in 2015. Most of this recovered paper is consumed in the United States, but some is exported. Based on data from […]

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Paper waste converted into eco-friendly aerogel

Posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 by

Known as “frozen smoke” because of their milky translucent appearance, aerogels are among the world’s lightest solid materials. Consisting of 99.8 percent air, they’re highly heat-resistant and are an excellent form of insulation. Now, scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have used paper waste to create one. Previously, aerogels have been made […]

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