June 5th is World Environment Day!

Did you know the average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper every year? By recycling more paper we can reduce waste and help to protect the environment by conserving natural resources, saving energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Today on the blog we’re going to chat to you about our recycled ranges and how important it is to recycle paper.

But, let’s start off at the beginning…


How is paper recycled?

The process of recycling paper is more exciting than it sounds!

  1. Firstly, the paper that you recycle is collected and sorted into different types for example cardboard, magazines, newspaper and office paper. This is because each category needs to be treated differently.
  2. The paper is then added to a bath of water and chemicals to break down into separate paper fibres, this creates a ‘pulp.’ During this stage paperclips, stapes and tapes are separated.
  3. Next, the pulp is put into a floatation tank with chemicals and air to remove ink and dyes from the pulp - magic!
  4. Finally, the pulp is passed through large rollers to squeeze out excess water. Then, the pulp is sent through heated rollers to form rolls of continuous sheets of paper. These can then be produced into various different paper products and sent to manufacturers.


Benefits of recycling paper

1. Recycling and using recycled paper plays a direct role in the preservation of forests, by lowering the need to use trees in the manufacture of paper.

2. Recycling paper helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can contribute to climate change. It takes 70% less energy and water to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees.

3. Most paper and cardboard is recyclable, and reusing paper diverts waste from landfill and prevents harmful greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere. Compared to incineration, recycling paper reduces CO2 emissions by around 20%.

4. Paper can be recycled more than once, you can recycle paper 5-6 times. Unfortunately, the fibre in paper becomes too short to be used in the standard paper again after 5-6 times. But, after this, the pulp can be used to make tissues, newspaper or egg boxes!


Our planet-friendly, recycled ranges.

We have a wide variety of products on the Pukka Pads website that have been made using 100% FSC® Certified recycled paper including things to-do today pads, project books, notebooks & more. You can view the whole range here.

Or, if you’re after something a little brighter and bolder our Pukka Planet range will be right up your alley! Pukka Planet is fun and bright and full of all the stationery essentials like memo blocks, daily planner pads and project books.



In conclusion, recycling paper is a simple and effective way to reduce waste and protect our environment by conserving natural resources, reducing landfill waste and conserving energy. So, the next time you have a piece of paper to throw away, remember to recycle it instead!

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