Starbucks are set to introduce a 5p charge to paper cups across their 950 UK stores, originally trialed in London for 3 months, it showed that 4% of customers started to bring their own recycling cup in. Starbucks have said they were encouraged by the trial and were excited to roll out the scheme across England.
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Although most businesses have made the move from paper to storing everything digitally but there are still some companies which prefer to maintain paper files. Around 99% of shredded paper is recycled but also helps keep sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. Every tonne of paper that is recycled, 4 barrels of oil are saved which on average can power a hoke for 6 months.
Money doesn’t grow on trees. Really, it doesn’t. Banknotes aren’t made from paper; they’re made from cotton paper, which is cotton rag sometimes mixed with linen, abaca and other textile fibres. There, you just learnt something.
Just because you need to use paper at work, it doesn’t mean you can’t still be efficient and responsible with it. Here are some tips on preventing paper wastage, whether you work for an accountant, a marketing firm, a logistics department or yes, even an old-fashioned hand-drawn illustration company!
If we recycled every piece of cardboard we use in a year, the positive environmental impact would be massive.