How does materials recycling work?


MINI GUIDE TO WHAT HAPPENS TO MATERIALS AFTER YOU RECYCLE THEM

Recovered fine paper

RECOVERED FINE PAPERS ARE USED TO MAKE:

  • Writing paper
  • Printing paper
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Envelopes
  • Facial tissue
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins

Recovered newspaper

RECOVERED NEWSPAPER IS USED TO MAKE:

  • Egg boxes
  • Home insulation
  • Newsprint
  • Facial tissue boxes
  • Cereal boxes

Recovered cardboard

RECOVERED CARDBOARD IS USED TO MAKE:

  • Cardboard boxes and packaging
  • Kraft paper
  • Construction materials

Recovered plastic

RECOVERED PLASTIC IS USED TO MAKE:

  • New bottles
  • Carpets
  • Polyester clothing
  • Drainage pipes
  • Recycling bins
  • Patio boards
  • Park benches
  • Picnic tables
  • Flower pots and boxes

Recovered steel

RECOVERED STEEL IS USED TO MAKE:

  • Engine parts
  • Tools
  • Tin cans
  • Nails
  • Construction materials
  • Reinforcing rods

Recovered aluminium

RECOVERED ALUMINIUM IS USED TO MAKE:

  • Drink cans
  • Construction materials
  • Automobile parts (cylinder heads, wheel rims, gearboxes, etc.)

Recovered glass

RECOVERED GLASS IS USED TO MAKE:

  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Fibreglass insulating materials (mineral wool)

AS WELL AS AGGREGATE AND GLASS POWDER FOR:

  • Road foundations
  • Concrete blocks
  • Asphalt
  • Glass microbeads for reflective or abrasive paint