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More paper information

It takes 17 trees to make a tonne of paper. For every tonne of paper that is recycled, enough electricity is saved to run an average 3 bedroom house for a year.

What happens to paper when I recycle it?

Paper is sent to a UK paper recycler where it is processed and sold on to create recycled paper products.

It is important to buy products made from recycled material, like recycled paper notepads. This creates a demand for your waste paper.

Why can't I put my telephone directories in the paper recycling points?

Telephone directories are produced from a low grade of paper. They are collected by Jersey Telecom every year and are sent for specialist recycling.

Can books be recycled?

It is better to pass books on to someone else through car boot sales or charity shops. 

If they cannot be reused, paperbacks can be recycled in the paper recycling banks. 

Hardbacks can also be recycled but the covers must be removed before the pages are put into the paper recycling banks.  Separated hardback covers can be recycled in the cardboard recycling banks.

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