Differentiating waste is not always easy, a lot of confusion is made almost when we talk about recycling and of how to differentiate the card. Do handkerchiefs go into the paper? While the bottle labels and the tetrapak where should they be thrown?
The waste disposal represents one of the most pressing ecological problems. Finding areas where to build landfills becomes increasingly difficult. Often undifferentiated materials are poured which can be highly polluting such as chemicals, medicines and batteries.
Similarly, large resources end up in the unsorted waste, sources of raw materials such as paper, glass, aluminum, all materials that could be recycled and intended for reuse. One of the solutions to waste disposal problems isrecycling.
It is therefore important to recycle but in the right way: in this regard, errors lower the quality of the material from to recycle, slow down the production process and increase its costs. It is therefore necessary to separate homogeneous goods of the same type before throwing them into the appropriate containers. The collection can be mono-material when you collect single materials (only plastic, only paper, etc.) or multi-material when you combine several materials together (cans, plastic, jars).
In the case of the card, that's what differentiate in the white bin.
Newspapers, magazines, comics, notebooks, old books, paper bags, wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, brochures, leaflets that clog the mailbox and all the instructions for use such as those for medicines, corrugated cardboard, boxes for non-dirty foods, boxes for detergents and shoes, cases, egg cartons and cardboard bands. Also tetrapak. Except in the municipalities that collect multi-material, it must however be rinsed beforehand and deprived of the plastic spouts.
Attention it is good practice to reduce the volume of cartons and containers that are too large, which would otherwise take up useless space.
Absolutely not to be thrown into the recycling bin: carbon paper, waxed or greased paper, waxed paper, paper coupled with plastic materials and aluminum food paper, receipts (they are in thermal paper), handkerchiefs and napkins.
Attention: for letter envelopes you have to remove the plasticized window, for the cigarette packet you have to remove foil and transparent veil.
Also, always make sure you have removed pieces of tape, paper clips, staples or any other non-cellulose-based material from the paper or cardboard. Do not carelessly throw away the newspapers that are still wrapped, the celophane is a plastic packaging and must be inserted in the plastic recycling bin.
Respecting the laws of differentiated we put an end to waste and pollution because, as we know, the earth's resources are limited, with the additional advantage of saving raw materials which are increasingly rare and expensive. The consortium that organizes and guarantees the recycling and recovery of cellulosic-based packaging is Comieco.