Since plastic is a highly resistant substance which degrades slowly and is difficult to recycle, it has been excluded from the make-up of Orange PrePay packaging.
The latest studies show that between 2 and 3.5 tonnes of wood are used to produce one tonne of ordinary paper - that's roughly 20 mature trees. A PrePay pack made of standard paper packaging weighs about 45 grams, which means that 9 trees are saved for every 10,000 new packs made. In addition, for every tonne of paper recycled, 30,000 litres of water are saved, energy consumption is 25% lower and atmospheric pollution is cut by 80%. As a result, when it puts 10,000 new PrePay packs on sale with an average weight of 47 grams per pack, Orange Romania contributes to saving 14,100 litres of water, reduces its energy consumption by 0.11% and cuts atmospheric pollution by 0.36%.
Funds obtained from recycling printer cartridges are being channelled into the Light into Europe and Adept foundations.
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