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How Plastic And Cardboard Recycling Helps Our Planet

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

As we move into 2023 there is no denying the fact that the earth is in a climate crisis. For the past 100 years, the globe has been slowly warming and average temperatures are now the highest we have ever seen. However, climate change hasn't just made things warmer, the rising temperatures have altered many of the planet's natural cycles and some areas have even dropped in temperature. However, the simple fact is if we don’t change our habits then our planet will be driving down a one-way street to climate disaster.

In recent years there have been a few glimpsing signs that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Many governments worldwide have started to bring in measures to try and combat the threat of global warming and some of them have shown signs of working. Renewable energy is now a top priority in many countries across the earth and some nations are even attempting to run entirely off renewable power.

Packaged recycling

The waste issue

However one of the biggest issues that we face is our waste. With over 8 billion people on our planet, we have a lot of rubbish and the issue is where do we put it all? Unfortunately, much of it spills into our ecosystem and finds its way floating through our ocean currents or cruising down our rivers. Plastics and other harmful materials that end up in our natural world kill thousands of animals every year and infect the planet with toxic chemicals.

So, to combat this huge threat the modern world has come up with a solution. Recycling. This method is all based on repurposing our rubbish into something new. Now our old plastic containers don’t need to find themselves floating down the river. Instead, they can be transformed into a new plastic box or bag perhaps.

Cardboard recycling

You may think that cardboard recycling is a bit of a waste as this material is biodegradable. However, waste cardboard that is not recycled finds its way into toxic landfills which means more and more trees have to be cut down each year. The UK is actually the largest recycler of material in the world and saves 2 million tonnes of cardboard reaching landfill every year. What's more 17 trees are saved from every tonne that is recycled so make sure your boxes and other cardboard items are recycled and not thrown away.

If you need some advice with your recycling or you’d like to understand how you can recycle your plastic and cardboard waste then here at Newbery Recycling we can help. We have many years of experience in the industry and can advise you on every step of the process. So, feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff today to find out more.

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