WHAT IS RECYCLING?
Recycling is the process of reusing previously used materials and products. We can recycle not only paper, but also glass, plastics or tetrapack packaging ... Recycling reduces waste of resources, reduces the consumption of raw materials, reduces the amount of waste stored in landfills and reduces energy consumption.
DID YOU KNOW?
• Each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, approximately 1,400 liters of crude oil, 3 cubic meters of storage space, 4,000 Kwh of energy and 26,500 liters of water.
• Recycling paper requires 70% less energy than producing it from original raw materials
• The amount of paper waste is growing every year. According to statistics, in Slovakia we throw away up to 1000 tons of paper waste per day. By not recycling and disposing of paper in mixed waste, we will destroy approximately 4,000 hectares of 100-year-old forest in Slovakia.
THEREFORE RECYCLE AND THROW PAPER INTO THE
WHAT BELONGS TO THE BLUE CONTAINER:
book and writing paper, office paper, leaflets, newspapers, magazines, paper bags, notebooks, books, cardboard, writing paper, telephone directories, envelopes, postcards, wrapping paper, crepe paper, uncleaned paper packaging, cardboard boxes, cardboard ...
WHAT DOES NOT BELONG TO THE BLUE CONTAINER:
hardcover books, asphalt and tar paper, greaseproof paper, or contaminated with food, oil and petroleum products, used diapers and hygiene items (pads, wet wipes, make-up tampons, handkerchiefs ...), used paper towels, cellophane, foil, plastic packaging ...