Recycling Paper saves Trees, Water and Power..

By recycling 1 tonne of your organisation’s waste paper can help save a lot of resources, like:

  • 17 trees
  • 275 pounds of sulphur
  • 350 lbs of limestone
  • 9,000 lbs of steam
  • 60,000 gallons of water
  • 225 kilowatt hours
  • 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space

And when it comes to counting your organisation’s green points or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings-by recycling your organisation’s waste paper through us at ‘Jaagruti,you can help double your profits at no extra costs as you :

  • Save precious natural resources and help profit the planet, and you
  • Help your organisation profit by getting from us paper stationery made of 100% Recycled White ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) Paper! 

Recycled Paper vs. Virgin Paper- which is better and why?

In the video below, virgin paper (paper made from wood-pulp) is being compared to recycled paper, in a point-by-point manner thereby showing which one is better for our environment and why so?

After watching this video you would have been able to analyse that recycled paper uses less energy thereby producing less carbon emissions , making it much more environmentally friendly.

So, which one would you chose for your work? Recycled Paper or Virgin Wood-based paper? The choice is now entirely yours!

Contact us at ‘Jaagruti’ if you/your organisation wants to do either of the following:

  • Recycle your organisation’s waste paper.
  • Or if you want to replace/supplement your existing paper stationery at work with 100% Recycled White Elemental Chlorine Free Paper stationery products.

Whatever you wish to do, we at ‘Jaagruti’ can help you save both, paper and our planet!

Paper – how it’s recycled?

We use paper every day and as a nation 11.5 to 12.5 million tonnes is used each year,as per statistics made available by Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA) in India. But in India, with the bulk of waste management budget being allocated to transportation and collection, there is no money left to grade waste in different categories and reprocess/recycle it efficiently.

We at ‘Jaagruti‘ help organisations in India recycle their waste paper effectively by grading it at our recycling centres, before getting the same processed at mills for recycling.

To know how, we at Jaagruti can help you organisation in India do this, contact us.

Now, let us tell you what happens at a Recycling Plant:

At the paper mill it is pulped in a tank containing chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, caustic soda, soap and water which separate out the various fibres.

These fibres are then screened to remove various bits of debris such as paper clips, staples, sticky tape and plastic.

In a floatation tank the fibres are cleaned and deinked several times and as a result the fibres get whiter and whiter. Whitening agents are added at this stage and the pulp, which is 99% water and 1% fibre is then pumped onto a paper machine.

It is then passed over a vibrating machine or through rollers which remove most of the water. The water is sent back to the beginning of the process, the remaining material now contains half fibre and half water.

The sheets are then passed through a drying section on heated rollers where the temperature reaches 130 degrees and water is reduced by 5%. The process makes the paper whiter, smoother and more useable.

The paper is then dried and then run through a machine that acts like an ironing board and then wound into huge rolls that weigh up to 30 tonnes.

The paper is then tested to make sure it reaches the correct standard and quality for strength, gloss and brightness.

These rolls are then divided into smaller reels or sheets, packed and stored before despatching to printers.

The quality of paper produced through our recycled paper is comparable to that made from virgin raw material.

Recycled Paper- Its 7 Cycles!

This article is kind courtesy and copyright of Earth 911.com and is authored by Steve Uydess :

Paper, it is said, can be recycled up to seven times. Taken with the fact that recycled paper is also cheaper and easier to convert to pulp than wood, it makes an ideal candidate for collection and reuse. But what exactly are these seven cycles, and what happens to paper after this point? In order to answer these questions, we need to examine the paper-making process more closely.

Learning Curve: Definitions & Grades

First, it’s important to know that “recycled” can mean many different things. For example, paper companies used to consider mill scraps from lumber cuttings recycled content. The key phrase to identify is post-consumer. This refers to content that comes from used paper products.

Second, you should know that when it comes to paper, grades count. There are five main grades of paper according to the EPA, but you’re most likely to find these four in your home or workplace.

Newspaper: Not the same as magazines or catalogs. Only newspapers fall into this category

Office paper: Generally high-grade white printer and copier paper, envelopes and letterhead.

Corrugated containers: These include boxes of all kinds, from shipping to food and shoe boxes

Mixed paper: This category is a catch-all for the other types of paper, such as phone books, magazines, junk-mail or colored papers

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While lower grade paper, such as a cereal box, can be turned into another cereal box, it cannot be recycled into a shiny piece of office paper; however, if office paper is kept separate from low-grade papers, then it can be turned back into office paper. For this reason, sorted paper gives companies more versatility in what they can produce.

Once sorted, the paper is broken down in much the same way, regardless of type. Batches are soaked in a water and chemical bath in order to break them down into “pulp,” the small fibers that make paper. Next, the pulp undergoes several stages of cleaning in order to remove contaminants like glue, plastic, staples, and finally, ink. Once paper is re-bleached, if necessary, it is ready to be mixed with virgin fibers and made into paper once more. At this final stage, recycled pulp is no different from virgin pulp. So why only seven cycles?

And The Answer Is…

The answer boils down to size. Each time wood fibers are reprocessed (chopped, heated, pressed) they break down a bit. After about five to seven cycles, the pulp bits are so small that they simply slip through the filtering screens and end up in the wastewater. In this manner, the quality of recycled paper is not affected by pulp that is no longer useful.

Most products today, especially corrugated containers, contain recycled post-consumer content, but consumer demand, more than federal or industry standards, is what drives paper companies to increase recycled percentages. When it comes to paper (all kinds), purchasing or requesting recycled goods maintains a steady demand for this product.

Contact us to help understand how we at Jaagruti can help recycle your Organisation’s waste paper in India