Paper is one of the most important products ever invented by man. Widespread use of a written language would not have been possible without some cheap and practical material to write on. The invention of paper means that more people would be educated because more books would be printed and distributed. Industry would grow because all the plans, blueprints, records and formulae it uses would be written down and saved, together with the printing press, paper provided an extremely important way to communicate knowledge.
The primary source of raw material for production of paper is vegetable fibers, obtained mainly from plants. To ensure that the forest is not depleted of these woods, there is need to provide alternative source of raw materials, this therefore leads to the invention of the process of recycling.
Recycling, which is the extraction and recovery of valuable materials from scrap or other discarded materials, is employed to supplement the production of paper. Basically, the materials are reused, or remanufactured into new products. Some products, such as glass, can be recycled or reused over and over again. This morning’s newspaper can be recycled into another morning’s news. Many new products are being made from recovered materials.
One of the easiest, and in fact one of the oldest ways of making extra money, is by collecting old newspapers and selling them to a recycling plant in your local or by exporting it.
Believe it or not, you can develop a very respectable income collecting and selling paper to the recycling centers. It certainly does not take any education, specialized training or experience; it’s as simple as saving your old newspapers and turning them in to a central collection depot
The project involves the buying of waste paper and selling to both the local and international market. Sourcing for waste paper especially newspaper and magazine can be achieved by placing advert on newspaper or by buying directly from publishing house.
The manpower required to run the business is between 1-2 persons with one purchasing and the other selling though same can be performed by one person.