Do you want your cardboard or paper ending up in an incinerator?
We’re finally finding ourselves in a position where people are taking notice of the impact their actions have on the planet. Better yet, they’re realising that there are simple steps they can take to fix them.
And we couldn’t be happier. In fact, a study this year by the British Science Association revealed that 8 out of 10 Britons believe recycling makes a difference (about time!).
However, that same study suggested that the majority are contaminating their recycling. None of the 2000 surveyed scored top marks when asked how to recycle properly.
We’d be lying if we said these stats surprised us. Because as (*self confessed*) recycling gurus, we know that one of the biggest recycling faux pas comes down to incorrect recycling of paper and cardboard.
So what’s going wrong?
Not many people realise that if your cardboard or paper gets even the slightest bit of contamination, it won’t be recycled. It’ll end up on the incinerator.
That means that if even just one cardboard box has a splash of juice, dregs from the milk carton or oil from your salad pot, then the entire load will be rejected.
And when you’re a business recycling piles and piles of waste every week, the chances of your cardboard suffering the consequences are pretty high.
We hate to say it, but your efforts to save trees could easily be being wasted.
But why is recycling paper and cardboard so important anyway?
You might wonder why this even matters: isn’t plastic recycling the game changer?
Actually… no. Whilst plastic reduction and recycling is clearly vital, deforestation is still one of the biggest causes of climate change.
Trees are our most vital resource, and yet we continue to harvest timber for commercial products (such as paper and construction materials) at an astronomical rate. The amount of paper we throw away every single year is the equivalent of 640 million trees. Trees that provide our oxygen, filter water and store carbon.
Surely recycling that paper or cardboard back into paper and cardboard efficiently is the only answer?
That’s why we came up with an answer.
Our 1100L bins, created exclusively for cardboard recycling. The guaranteed way to ensure that your paper and cardboard will always avoid contamination.
We know you want to have a positive impact on the planet. But we also know you’re a business and you need to run things effectively.
As the price of Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) rises, we have seen more and more businesses considering cardboard recycling as a way to reduce costs. Our 1100L bins therefore ensure that every recycling effort you make counts. As a result, we built a solution that not only saves you money, but saves trees too.
For just £5 per weekly lift, we’ll take care of the whole process for you: absolutely no extra effort on your part. And because we’ve come up with this innovative service from scratch, you really won’t find it anywhere else.
Are you ready to become a SO Recyclist?
We’re excited to be building a community of businesses dedicated to cardboard recycling properly. Businesses who share our passion of saving trees and having a positive impact on the planet.
Don’t just take our word for it though. One of our dedicated clients and fellow SO Recyclist, Piri Piri Roosters explained that “SO Recycle are almost 150% cheaper than our previous provider. Changing over to their service was an easy process and has ended up saving us a fortune.
We were tired of having to chase our old provider for collections and have been delighted with the efficient and professional service that we get from SO Recycle. If you’re generating cardboard waste we would absolutely recommend using SO Recycle.”
Do you want to become a SO Recyclist and show the world that you take your recycling seriously? Then get in touch with our awesome team on 023 8026 5254 or [email protected] to find out more.