If you thought that nothing could be done with magazine paper, you will see that little by little you can create objects full of functionality and originality, perfect for gifts or to give a fresh touch to your home. Practically anything is possible to create with this precious colored paper.
You will need paper rolls from used magazines to glue them together, and a base on which to develop your work: it can be wood or hard cardboard. Finally, you can choose to give it a layer of glue and water in equal parts to make it hard.
Although the system seems complicated at first, it is simple. Look at any blind to place the rope, you will have to knot each roll, for this you have to give a turn to each one. It is a perfect fastening.
To shape the paper rolls you can use some old balls, balloons or any object with these shapes. Do not forget to glue them with glue, and at the end use a mixture of glue and water in equal parts, it will provide that consistency they need.
Why it is important to recycle
The production of magazines goes through several steps, from the receipt of the file by the printer to the distribution and sale of the final product. The printing companies choose the material, the printer, make proofs, generate the plates, print and bind the magazine… which will end up in a container. But which one? Ecoembes shows you how to recycle old magazines!
Are magazines recyclable? Yes, old magazines should be recycled. As long as they are clean and not plasticized, waxed or waxed, they should be deposited in the blue garbage can. Otherwise, if they have glue or are dirty, they should be disposed of in the grey garbage can.
In addition, when throwing them in the trash, it is important to cut or fold the magazines so that they take up less space in the container and it is easier to deposit them. It should also be taken into account that, if they are kept in plastic bags, they should be taken out of them to throw them away. A more convenient alternative is to dispose of them in paper or cardboard bags.
Recycling in Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has strongly impacted solid waste recycling. For the sector to survive and grow, creativity and a review of the regulatory and incentive frameworks are required.
Another important aspect of the sector is its high level of informality. The region has more than 2 million grassroots recyclers, who contribute more than 50% of the material that is recovered. Only 10% of the region’s recyclers are part of a cooperative or organization. The vast majority carry out their activity independently and informally. Less than 5% of our cities have recycling programs that include recyclers as part of the recyclable waste management system. In other words, recycling in Latin America and the Caribbean is informal.
Recycling is one of the main strategies to address the challenge of municipal solid waste. While “reduction” and “reuse” can have important impacts, if the underlying objective is to divert as much waste as possible from disposal sites, recycling is the best alternative to address this issue at scale.
Recycling News 2021
To enjoy the benefits of recycling – energy savings, less exploitation of natural resources, less pollution, etc. – it is important to separate waste correctly. We explain the types of recycling garbage cans and what to put (and what not to put) in each one.
Recycling is the process by which waste is converted into new products or material resources with which to manufacture other products. Thus, waste undergoes an eco-environmental transformation process that allows it to be reused in another manufacturing process. Thus, recycling helps to reduce the consumption of raw materials and to eliminate waste. That said, there are different types of recycling containers because separating waste in the recycling process is much more costly.
In order to carry out proper recycling, it is necessary to know what should be deposited in each of the containers. Each color represents a type of material and it is essential not to make a mistake when depositing the waste so that it can be properly processed. Below, we explain the different types of recycling containers and what you should put in each one of them.