Increased percentage of recycled paper within generic A4 printing paper on Frenchay campus

Extra Information: During the 2030 Sustainability Plan consultation meeting in March 2019, the procurement team mentioned the percentage of recycled paper in the generic A4 printer paper had decreased significantly in the 2018-2019 academic year. If it is possible they should move to using A4 printer paper that has the same or higher percentage recycled than they did pre-2018-2019 academic year.

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 4th February 2020 and closed for voting on 9th March.
  • This ideas received a 3rd and so will go to the next Executive for review.

  • This idea has passed through the Executive and Student Council and will go to the Trustee Board to be scrutinised.

  • This Idea is now Students’ Union policy and has been sent to The Executive for work to begin.
  • As of January 2022, work on this Idea remains ongoing. The Students' Union's President has met with UWE's sustainibility team and has also looked into the possibility of reducing printing materials in general. 

Discuss

Paul Goddard
4:20pm on 4 Mar 20 We keep getting notices complaining about how bad for the environment the high levels printing on campus are, yet the paper isn't as sustainable as it could be.
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