The Recycling Centre staff are great.
This morning one of them brought me a box to use with school kids. There were four pictures showing how the product was made from recycled cardboard. I will need to enlarge it to show a group of children.
It reminds me of the box I found from a case of paper towels. There was a ‘Green Roll Certified’ stamp and an ‘Eco-logo’ stamp and another one indicating these were environmentally friendly towels. The box was made of 100% recycled cardboard.
What got my attention was the ‘Cascades’ company logo. We ship our materials to this company. Our office paper or ‘Printers Mix’ (the industry name for this grade of paper) is made into paper towels and similar things.
This box brought materials we recycled back for use in our community. Then the box was recycled again.
The Mobius loop is complete.
Recycled materials have become quite established in the process of making many things.
The floor covering in my office was recently replaced with vinyl plank that was 50% recycled materials.
Scrap metal and recycled plastic are part of every new car.
Plastic from pop bottles (number one plastic) is used in mattresses, clothing and carpet. An interesting bit of trivia is that the price paid for recycled #1 plastic has fallen in the past few years as fewer people use carpet in their homes.
I wish more office paper became new office paper instead of disposable things like paper towels. It does in the US where a percentage of recycled content is required by law.
Many different things make recycling happen.
Check the pictures on the Flin Flon Recycling Facebook page.