No wrapping paper to be recycled by TOR2

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(Last Updated On: December 28, 2019)

No wrapping paper will be recycled by TOR2 this year. Any wrapping paper placed into recycling boxes will not be collected by TOR2.

Wrapping paper will need to be placed in your bin for disposal. This is because of demands placed on TOR2 by their paper re-processor.

TOR2 said on Facebook: “Please be aware that due to the demand of quality from our recycling processor, unfortunately we will not be able to recycle any Christmas wrapping paper this year. This is due to some of the materials that go into making wrapping paper being unacceptable for recycling.

“Wrapping paper is often dyed, laminated and/or contains non-paper additives such as gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter, plastics, etc which cannot be recycled. Some wrapping paper is very thin and contains few good quality fibres for recycling and a lot of wrapping paper has sticky tape attached to it which makes it very difficult to recycle.

“Please put all wrapping paper in with your general waste.”

For more information, go to: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/recycling/recycling-card-and-paper/

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One Comment

  1. I think this is such a shame. I consciously make sure I buy recyclable paper every year and to hear I can’t recycle it is a bit ridiculous.