Resources such as paper, cardboard and plastic are sent to UK recycling mills for reprocessing.
At the paper mill the waste paper is added to water and then turned into pulp. It is then screened, cleaned and de-inked through a number of processes until it is suitable for papermaking. It is then ready to be made into new paper products such as newsprint, cardboard, packaging, tissue and office items.
At the plastic recycling mill, the materials are sorted and then either melted down directly and moulded into a new shape, or shredded into flakes then melted down before being processed into granulates.