Embracing Recycled Paper

Date: 25-Oct-13
Author: Ryan Collins

Our recent 100 Reams x 100% Recycled Reflex paper giveaway was carried out to find out why some workplaces embrace recycled paper and others don't. The survey resulted in 84% of respondents saying their workplace used paper with recycled content, whilst 16% did not.

Of those that did not use recycled paper, most were willing to investigate switching over. However, some workplaces were stuck in existing long-term contracts with their office stationery supplier that did not provide recycled paper.

Some of our favourite comments why workplaces did use recycled paper included:

  • "Because it is the natural thing to do."
  • "If businesses cant afford to be environmental then the little people have no chance of following the same route."
  • "The reason we use recycled paper is because we care about our future...our children are our future."
  • "It's the same price as regular paper and still looks the same, plus it conserves the environment."

The lucky winners of our 100 Reams x 100% Recycled paper giveaway have been announced. Each of these winners will receive 5 boxes (25 reams) of Reflex 100% recycled paper:

  • Teresa Nastasi of Bubble'n'Squeak Child Development Centre
  • Karen Jones of Kingston City Council
  • Nadine Hill of Ronstan International Pty Ltd
  • Lindee Warren of CPA Australia

More Information

To help businesses make the switch Planet Ark has teamed up with Australian Paper in the Make It Recycled partnership.


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It Email This More...