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FOI 14151

Freedom of Information request - Paper costs and carbon footprintreduction targets

Request

I am currently compiling data on the cost to both the environment and expenditure on the use of paper.

I would be grateful if you can give me information on the following:

1) The total amount of reams of paper used by the authority in the last 12 months
2) The amount of expenditure on printing, photocopying, and consumables for internal purposes. We are not interested in the amount of expenditure for printing of publications for external use.
3) The amount of recycling of paper from your offices.
4) Does the local authority have a target to reduce the use of paper - if so what is the current progress?
5) Does the local authority have a target to reduce their carbon footprint - if so what is the current progress?

Response

1) The total amount of reams of paper used by the authority in the last 12 months
As we do not sock take, we do not hold the information on this but we do have the information on how many we order.

2) The amount of expenditure on printing, photocopying, and consumables for internal purposes. We are not interested in the amount of expenditure for printing of publications for external use.
We do not hold information on this as it is not recorded.

3) The amount of recycling of paper from your offices.
Our recycling is not broken down therefore we have recycling figures but not specific to paper only – this is co-mingled which is paper, card, tins and plastic mixed.