Ms. Nimra Zafar, Green Blogger, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, GCWUS
We see paper all around our environment, and it comes in numerous sizes, shapes and textures. Hence, there’s no doubt that paper indeed, constitutes the greater part of the total garbage collected every day. Waste Paper recycling is important because paper constitutes about 35% of all the trash. Paper Recycling is one of the easiest ways they can reduce their impact on the environment and it is often the first such action they take. It introduces a “green” consciousness to daily life. Making people think about the impact of their consumption and production of waste can help to encourage us to make lifestyle decisions to reduce the waste we create and our impact on the environment. Recycling also creates a cyclic way of living rather than the current linear model, and this change is essential for reducing our impact on the environment as a whole, and will help us develop sustainably.
Because of concerns over the environment, the number of products made from recycled paper have rapidly increased. Many paper products are now made from recycled paper, from toilet paper to greeting cards. Recycled paper products may be made from 100 percent recycled paper or, more commonly, they may be made from a mixture of new and recycled paper.
Paper recycling saves the natural wood raw stock, decreases the operation and capital costs to paper unit, decrease water consumption and last but not least this paper processing gives rise to the environment preservation.
Recycling the paper can also help us maintain a healthy environment because manufacturing paper uses chemicals like limestone, sulfur and bleach. The byproducts of these chemicals are harmful to the environment if it is not properly disposed. Proper disposal of waste from the chemicals used should always be observed. This way, we are always assured to have a healthy and safe environment. Recycling waste paper can also prevent air and water pollution which is harmful to our environment. More so, the air and water pollution can also be detrimental to the health of the people because the air that we breathe and the water that we drink will most likely are contaminated by the pollution.
In the end, the final choice is up to you. Paper recycling needs to be a priority in the coming years as prices inflate, landfills fill up, and our stockpile of resources deplete.