Did you know, recycling 1 ton of cardboard could save over 17 trees? Since cardboard also is a very marketable scrap material, recycling this waste stream can have significant economic benefits in addition to the positive environmental impact. Here are some cardboard recycling best practices that could help your company get the best value from recycling this waste stream.
“Like Rumpelstiltskin spun straw to gold, balers turn scrap into valued commodities.” These words, by Northstar team member, Emily Wilson, in her Recycling Today article, “A business’ guide to baler use,” highlight the significant impact baling can have on a company’s recycling program. Here are some key points worth noting from Wilson’s article: