The recycling of paper is the process by which waste paper is turned into new paper products. It has a number of important benefits besides saving trees from being cut down. It is less energy and water intensive than paper made from wood pulp. It saves waste paper from occupying landfill and producing methane as it breaks down.
Although the three limitations mentioned above restrict the use of paper recycling somewhat, the technology of paper recycling is widely used in many countries. According to the IPCC (2007), virtually all developed countries have implemented comprehensive recycling programs.
This book covers the technology of the recovery of secondary fibre for its use in paper and board manufacture. The editor, who has had substantial practical experience of designing and commissioning paper recycling plants all over the world, leads a team of experts who discuss subjects including sourcing, characterisation, mechanical handling and preparation and de-inking.
He is also actively involved in paper science and technology research, with activity in paper recycling, tissue products, biodegradability research and in environmental life cycle analysis of bioproducts. He has published approximately 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and an equal number of scientific presentations.
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and...
The conventional office paper recycling process reduces used paper to a pulp prior to cleaning and re-forming. The difficulty of collecting and sorting waste paper, the low process yield and the ...
Analysis of Technology and Infrastructure of the Paper Recycling Industry in New York City Scott M. Kaufman Executive Summary The objective of this study was to examine the technology and infrastructure of paper recycling in New York City and devise ways for increasing paper recovery. At
Technology & Science of Paper Recycling. Online Course Description: This introductory level online technical training course (34 modules) was developed by Coastal Alabama Community College under a grant by the National Science Foundation to create a more technologically advanced operator workforce, and to address the retirements in industry by training more rapidly and completely all new ...
Recycled magazines are used to make newspaper, tissues, writing paper and paperboard. Recycling just one ton of paper saves enough energy to power the average American home for six months, so don't be afraid to recycle your old magazines. It's the right thing to do. A Common Misconception. Some consumers think glossy paper can't be recycled.
The first large-scale paper recycling is believed to take place during the World War I in the U.S. In the Second World War, paper recycling once again received a significant boost caused by the need for materials. With the passage of time, the paper recycling rate slowly increased and according to sources, around 75 percent of paper and paperboard mills in the United States use recovered paper ...