Businesses are using just as much paper today as they were five years ago, despite having green policies in place to cut down on paperwork. So says BusinessWaste.co.uk, which recently surveyed 250 companies about their
paper and office supplies procurement.
Almost one third (31%) of respondents are ordering more paper and associated products than they were five years ago; 43% say they are using “about the same” amount; and just 23% are using less paper.
The average Briton uses 200kg of paper products each year, of which only 43% is recycled. On this basis, BusinessWaste.co.uk has calculated that each year 6.84 million tonnes of paper is disposed of without being recycled.