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Alternative Recycling of Waste Paper and Hemp Fibre into Innovative Heat Insulation Materials with Improved Thermal Conductivity

SORTING WASTE:

SORTING PAPER WASTE

There has been a lot of talk about waste sorting in recent years and discussion both among citizens and public administration and municipal institutions. But what exactly is waste sorting?

Waste sorting is the separation of recyclable materials from those types of waste that are no longer usable and are to be buried in a waste landfill.

By sorting waste we retain the clean environment, conserve natural resources and reduce energy consumption for manufacturing of new products.

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RECYCLING OF WASTE PAPER:

INFOGRAPHIC “WASTE PAPER”

The reuse of waste paper for production is cost-effective and ecologically sustainable for the evolution of civilization. As a result, it saves natural lands,  conserves natural resources and energy, decreases environmental pollution, and promotes a circular economy.

Waste paper can be recycled up to 5 times.

 

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REUSE OF WASTE PAPER:

REUSE OF WASTE PAPER FOR PRODUCTION

Paper is one of the most common things people consume in their daily lives. Although the digital world has reduced the need for writing paper, it is still widely used for the printing of information materials and the production of various items.

In comparison to other waste materials, waste paper can be recycled relatively easily and successfully.

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THE PAPER WASTE:

THE PROBLEM OF WASTE PAPER IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

The European population and society’s standard of living have grown rapidly in recent decades with municipal and manufacturing waste also increasing.

According to Eurostat data of 2018, each European citizen produces on average 492 kg of municipal waste per year representing a total of around 220 million tonnes of waste per year. 48% of this waste is recycled, while the remaining 52% of municipal waste is disposed of or incinerated in landfills.

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WASTE STATISTICS:

HOUSEHOLD WASTE STATISTICS – Data for the year 2018

In 2018, 2.1 bt of waste were produced worldwide, 70 % of which went to landfills, where it was buried or burnt. It is calculated that by 2050 this number may increase up to 3.4 bt a year, if waste management will not be developed more successfully and rapidly in the following 30 years. The highest amount of household waste was produced in East Asian countries in 2018. This indicator was mainly caused by China, which has the highest population in the world – 1.393 billion inhabitants.

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PROJECT “PAPER – HEMP INSULATION PILOT PRODUCTION” (LIFE PHIPP, LIFE17ENV/LV/000335) IS IMPLEMENTED WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION LIFE PROGRAM AND STATE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY REPUBLIC OF LATVIA ADMINISTRATION OF LATVIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND.