Why PaperFoam® is the Perfect Recyclable Material for a Sustainable Future

We specialize in developing environmentally friendly packaging options that are made from recyclable paper materials. Our goal is to provide sustainable packaging solutions for both you and your customers. If you're passionate about minimizing your environmental impact and prefer eco-friendly packaging, we have the ideal solution. At PaperFoam®, we manufacture personalized packaging solutions using exclusively natural materials that resemble paper and can be easily recycled. Our packaging is composed of renewable resources like water, starch, and fibers, ensuring it is a responsible choice for packaging your products.

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Paper Recyclable PaperFoam®

PaperFoam® is a biobased packaging material that consists of four ingredients, and it is paper recyclable, so how does that work? Let’s dive into the world of paper recycling and why this a crucial step toward building a sustainable future. From saving trees to reducing waste, recycling has some fantastic benefits that you need to know about. So, let’s explore the incredible journey of paper recyclability.

PaperFoam®’s compostability, biodegradability, recyclability and sustainability are all recognized through multiple certifications, such as:

  • TÜV certified home compostable
  • TÜV certified biobased
  • UL validated paper recyclable

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Why Paper Recycling Matters

1. Saving Precious Forests

Even though PaperFoam® primarily consists of industrial starch, it also contains natural fibers that come from trees. By recycling PaperFoam, we can save trees from being cut down. With deforestation becoming a pressing issue, choosing paper recycling is a simple way to protect our forests and the diverse ecosystems they support.

2. Reducing Waste

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, right? Well, that is especially true when it comes to paper recycling. Recycling PaperFoam® with paper helps to divert waste from landfills, where it would otherwise contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. By giving PaperFoam® a second life, we can significantly reduce our environmental footprint.

3. Energy and Water Conservation

The process of recycling requires less energy and water compared to producing it from scratch. Recycling saves energy, reduces carbon emissions, and conserves precious water resources. By choosing PaperFoam® packaging products, you are contributing to the conservation of these vital resources.

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The PaperFoam® Recycling Process

Now that you understand the importance of paper recycling, let’s take a sneak peek into the journey of eco-friendly PaperFoam® from waste to a useful resource:

Step 1: Collection and Sorting

The paper recycling process begins with the collection of used paper and PaperFoam® products. This includes all types of PaperFoam® packaging and paper-based products such as newspapers, magazines, office papers, and cardboard. Once collected, everything is sorted according to its type and quality, ready for the next step.

Step 2: Shredding and Pulping:

After sorting, the PaperFoam® is shredded into small pieces and mixed with water to create a pulp. During this process, inks and other contaminants are removed. The pulp is then cleaned and refined to create new, clean fibers.

Step 3: De-Inking and Bleaching

To ensure the recycled material looks fresh and bright, the pulp undergoes a de-inking and bleaching process. This step removes any remaining inks or dyes, resulting in a clean and white pulp.

Step 4: Papermaking

The refined pulp is then used to make new paper products. It is spread onto screens, pressed, and dried to form sheets of recycled paper. These sheets can be used to create various paper products, from newspapers and books to packaging materials and toilet paper.

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Questions about our recyclable packaging?

Do you have any questions concerning our PaperFoam® sustainable packaging? You can reach us via e-mail, fax or phone. You can also fill out our information request form and one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible.

PaperFoam® Headquarters Netherlands
Hermesweg 22
3771 ND Barneveld
The Netherlands

E-mail: info@paperfoam.com
Tel: +31 (0) 342 401 667
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