31.07.2020 - Sustainability
A proud three quarters of German paper production is currently based on waste paper. This is a great success story, and thanks go to numerous environmentally conscious consumers: that separate their rubbish and ensure that waste paper ends up in the blue recycling bin or in the public waste container.
And this all makes sense. On the one hand, waste paper is a valuable raw material and can be reused several times after it has been processed. This not only protects the natural raw material, wood; the energy and water consumption used in the recycling process is also lower than in the production of “new” paper. And on the other hand, we as consumers are generating more and more waste: in the past 25 years, the amount of paper packaging alone has increased by 65% in Germany.
Last but not least, our own brand „mach m!t“ made from 100% waste paper shows that great quality and environmentally friendly products can be made from waste paper. But what should really go into the blue bin so that recycling goes smoothly?
Our overview tries to explain it.
What belongs in the waste paper?
These do not belong in the waste paper:
By the way: We also ensure that WEPA recycles in companies, authorities and public places: We collect used paper towels and use them to produce new paper towels.