YELLOW BIN

Paper and cardboard
GRAPHIC PAPER
(newpapers, magazines, books, brochures and leaflets)
USED NOTEBOOKS, SHEETS OF PAPER, FOTOCOPIES
CARDBOARD AND CORRUGATED BOARD PACKAGES AND BOXES

IN ORDER TO DO A GOOD RECYCLING

Paper and cardboard are to be collected as “mono-materials”, that is without mixing them to any other kind of waste.

IN ORDER TO DO A GOOD RECYCLING:

  • Select accurately paper and cardboard, removing duct tape, staples and other non-cellulosic materials (like the plastic envelopes in which magazines are wrapped)
  • Flatten the boxes, compress and tear them in small pieces to reduce their volume
  • Do not ever leave paper and cardboard outside the bins, although they may be filled up
  • Do not throw out the paper still in the plastic bag you used to carry it to the bin

WHAT IT BECOMES

80% of corrugated board (the boxes one) is the result of pulping, and even a higher percentage of it comes from newspapers. Those are the main uses of recycled paper, but by now there are other ways of employing it, although less predictable and still not very widespread, such as its transformation into drawing paper or into paper for sanitary purposes.