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Recycle for Hampshire

How paper is recycled

  • Step 1 - paper collected

    Step 1

    Paper and card are collected with your recycling and taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they are separated from your other recyclable materials.


  • Step 2 - paper sorting

    Step 2

    The newspapers, magazines catalogues and paper are delivered to a paper mill where they are pulped, washed and screened. This removes all inks, glues and other contaminants.


  • Step 3 - paper rolls

    Step 3

    The pulp passes over a series of presses and drying cylinders to create a new sheet of recycled paper over 50 miles long!  This is rolled into jumbo reels.


  • Step 4 - newspapersstacked

    Step 4

    These reels are then ready to print tomorrow’s newspaper!



Recycling facts

  • The average British family throws away six trees worth of paper every year. In total, that’s a forest over 35 times the size of the New Forest!