Do you know that not all waste paper is equal?
It may be hard to believe, but today's pulp and paper industry alone utilises around 40% of the world's commercially cut timber. Paper production needs an enormous amount of energy and often contributes to waste problems. The shock doesn’t end here. Pulp mills cause both air and water pollution, especially while producing bleached pulp.
The statistic shows, from 2010 to 2060, the global consumption of pulp and paper will double. If that happens, the amount of paper waste will double as well. Even if we don't look that far ahead in the future, we must admit that paper waste management is a serious problem in the present world.
Amid environmental concerns, this reality of paper production demands serious attention from both consumers and manufacturers around the world who have taken paper recycling as a viable solution. If done properly, recycling can ensure the reduction of energy consumption and free up the landfill for other types of waste. Using recycled paper instead of pulp means 35% less water pollution and 74% less air pollution.
However, even if paper recycling is eco-friendly in most ways and can produce valuable raw materials, it has its fair share of limitations as well. Recycling can sometimes be the very cause of environmental pollution. Paper fibres often contains up to 10,000 different chemicals, although most natural some can potentially contaminate the recycled products. For example, Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in thermal papers such as cash register and credit card receipts, has been verified to contaminate recycled products. Waste processors also have to deal with issues such as nappies in paper waste streams.
Such risks of chemical contamination and environmental pollution lead China to pass the "Solid Waste Law", banning the import of solid waste from around the world.
At Just Paper Tubes (JPT), we are very focused about protecting our environment and ensuring the well-being of our customers. As a leading cardboard tubes and paper tubes manufacturer, we're committed to reducing our carbon footprint. We only purchase 100% recycled paper coreboard for manufacturing a wide range of products, such as industrial cores, carpet cores, postal and mailing tubes, transit packaging cores, etc.
While suppliers can recycle many types of waste paper to produce coreboard, not all of them are of equal quality. We aim at producing high-quality, cost-effective products for our customers. This is why we choose suppliers based on which types of paper waste they recycle.
We choose suppliers who only use these four types of waste paper:
Grey board: Includes printed and unprinted white lined and unlined paper, mixed board waste paper, and is free from corrugated materials.
Supermarket corrugated paper and board: Includes used paper and board packaging, and contains a minimum of 70% corrugated board while solid board and wrapping paper cover the rest.
Old corrugated containers: Includes used boxes and sheets of corrugated board of various qualities.
Mixed papers and boards: Contains a maximum of 40% of newspaper and magazine mixture.
The first three waste paper types produce the best coreboard, so we buy from suppliers who use them the most. JPT, however, doesn't often buy coreboard recycled from the fourth type, because though it can greatly reduce the cost, it can also worsen the quality of the products.
Customers are our top priority. Our goal is always to deliver the highest quality products at the best price for them at home and abroad while maintaining environmentally friendly packaging of our products.