Most people today have acknowledged the need to be eco-friendly and recycling waste materials such as plastic, paper, glass and metal is only one part of trying to complete a process of making them reusable. Not all parts of the world are pretty much aware that they can do more after these recyclables are sorted out. They can actually help improve the economy by processing new reusable materials such as paper and at the same time offer green jobs to people who need work these days.
This can be seen as a great process for motivation especially if you think about converting the whole process into a beneficial one. It takes one man to lead by example and hopefully assigned leaders can take their cue from this “Green Mayor”, Mr. Michael Bloomberg.
Aside from some health-safe dyes, the main two ingredients in the conversion of post-consumer waste paper – of which 400,000 tons are remade at the site each year – into fully usable recycled rolls are water and cornstarch.
The waste paper is broken down into fibers in water, the previous dyes are soaked out and then the material is refused together inside a 374-degree Fahrenheit oven.
After 33 minutes, the end product of that milling procedure is a 17-foot-wide roll of brown paper, which can be cut down in size if necessary, and weighs in at about 26 tons.