Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 04:29:05 -0400 (EDT) From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Paper: Mix or Separate
I am looking for a little advice about the best options for paper and office waste recycling.
We are in the process of establishing a new recycling scheme in our office and are currently looking at a company that provides a confidential destruction and recycling service.
Locked bins are placed in the offices, into which many different types of paper and light card can be placed. The waste is taken and shredded onsite in a mobile shredder and the mixed paper is then used to make low grade paper, such as industrial cloths, paper towels etc.
This service is convenient for us as all waste can be put in the same bin and it is destroyed onsite thus fulfilling our need for documents to be destroyed in a secure way.
My concern is that it is may be better for the environment to try and devise a system that allows us to separate different grades of paper. Logistically this may be very difficult, but I would consider it if I felt that the system described above could be improved upon.
Can anyone tell me if the production of low grade paper from mixed paper is considered to be ok, or does it not go far enough?
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.1 : Fri Dec 14 2001 - 15:01:46 EST