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Recycled Stationery

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will indicate (a) when his Department started using recycled stationery, (b) how many tonnes of recycled paper his Department has used in the past 12 months for which figures are available and (c) what percentage of total paper stationery consumption this represents over that period.

The first delivery of an order for 6 tonnes of recycled letter-headed paper and matching envelopes took place in November 1984. Since then, 1ยท5 tonnes have been distributed to officials, but it is not possible to say how much of This has been used. Figures for total paper stationery consumption are not readily available.Other items of stationery containing an element of recycled paper have been used for several years.