How paper is recycled
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.
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.
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.
These reels are then ready to print tomorrow’s newspaper!
- 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!