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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.

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