Paper and cardboard waste includes:
- cardboard packaging from large producers (stores, pharmacy, industrials, …): mainly corrugated or flat cardboard, unsold newspapers and manufacturing scraps.
- office papers: various types of paper and cardboard, with less than 40% of newspapers and comics.
- packaging gathered through domestic and industrial selective recycling
SITA is responsible for any services regarding the recycling and marketing of secondary raw materials:
- Collection and recycling
The clients’ facilities and the volume of paper to be recycled have an impact on how SITA collects the paper. SITA collects and sorts the paper (in bulk or in bales), cardboard and food cartons as well as confidential documents, in compliance with all statutory requirements.
- Material recovery and marketing
After processing the paper and cardboard, SITA Négoce supplies paper and cardboard manufacturers so that they can produce paper pulp for newspapers, printing and office supplies…
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1 tonne of recycled paper equals saving 2 tonnes of wood
710,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard recovered by SITA.
- Offices: recycling all the way
SITA goes even further with recycling office waste and offers a kit to facilitate sorting in the office. In addition to paper and cardboard, businesses can also recycle plastic and cans as well as seven other, types of waste (CDs, mobile phones, printer cartridges…), that are more polluting and harder to recover.
SITA also proposes de-archiving and disposal services for all kinds of waste (paper, WEEE, cartridges,…) as well as destroying confidential documents.
- New life for cardboard in Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe is a not very industrialised island, which used to export the cardboard generated from recycling around the world. This process was very expensive and had a serious impact on the environment.
SITA, working with Eco-Emballages, has developed an innovative industrial project: transforming used cardboard into granules to serve as litter in poultry farming, therefore replacing imported wood chips litters.
Crushed and conditioned to the farmers’ needs, the sorted cardboard waste is transformed into granules and treated according to strict specifications. Tests were carried out with partner farms in Guadeloupe to assess the impact of this new green litter on the poultry.
While at an experimental stage, this solution shows promising results with a decrease in hen mortality and better smell absorption.