[LINK] Environment department used 30 sheets of paper per person per day

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Jan 26 12:38:23 AEDT 2009

The "Triple Bottom Line Report 2003-04" of the Department of the 
Environment and Heritage, 2004 (ISBN 0 642 55046 8) reported they 
purchased 14,300 reams of A4 paper. That is
15.08 reams per person per year, or 30 sheets per person per day 
Environment  were to conduct a paper audit by end 2005 and establish 
a data collection system for outsourced printing. Unfortunately this 
was the last such report I could find from the Department. Does 
anyone know what the figures were for 2007/2008?

The Australian Public Service might like to set a target for the use 
of paper for all agencies of no more than one sheet per day per 
person. It should be possible to monitor this electronically direct 
from the systems used for printing.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  

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