For the paper collection box in the scope of action ,Lets clean up', all legal entities can ask for it by e-mail
with info about the company, size of company and telephone contact.
For authorised companies dealing with paper recycling, you can call 'Papir servis' on +38111/3602701 or look at other companies and recycling collection points here.
Paper is produced from trees that have long fibers, around 3mm, such as spruce, ceder and birch. Certain ingredients, for example lime, are added to the pulp to improve the characteristics of the paper for absorbing ink.
Paper production is the third worst polluting industrial process regarding air, water and soil pollution.
In chemical pulping, or the Kraft process, sulphur is used to extract cellulose fibers from the wood pulp. Less than 50% of the raw timber material is used in paper production, and the rest is discarded, incinerated or used as fertilizer. Besides sulphur, the process uses large amounts of chlorine, which is considered toxic and in the form of CFCs it reacts with ozone, thus destroying it.
There is also mechanical pulping that uses around 90% of the wood mass. Mechanical pulping is mostly used for newspapers, because the extracted fibers are thinner and the paper may turn yellow after a while. This process doesn't use chlorine but uses hydrogen peroxide instead.
- By recycling one ton of paper we save 17 trees and 380 liters of gasoline, 4000 kW of energy, 2 m³ of space in a landfill and around 26500 liters of water.
- Recycling paper means saving 64% energy, 58% water and 27 kg less pollutants released into the air.
- Producing paper out of trees requires 40% more energy, and air pollution is 90% higher than if paper is recycled.
- The cost of a paper recycling plant is 50% less than the cost of a factory that produces new paper.