Pollution is everywhere. You did not need me – nor this blog – to point that out to you. Hence we all have this notion instilled in us that we want and need to recycle as much as we can. We figure that anything tossed in a recycling bin is going to get recycled in one way. Maybe more so here in China, where there is always a taker for anything paper.
The problem here is contamination. That’s a pretty big word, and most of us do not fully understand it. What this means is the blending of two [different and unrelated] materials which renders both unsuitable for any intended or further usage.
Contamination is the quickest way to see an entire batch of recyclables head to the landfill and or incinerators. This is especially true for paper. And paper is kind of big for that graphic design thing we do. We craft it, modify it, have it produced to our and our client’s liking.