Most council kerbside recycling services collect paper for recycling.
There are a number of companies that will collect office paper for recycling around the country. Some companies will also safely remove and recycle confidential material.
Unfortunately, only 20 to 30% of office paper is currently being recycled from small/medium workplaces in Australia. (Paper Round 2006).
If your workplace or business has large quantities of office paper to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.
Office paper has a recycling rate of 64% but less than one in six reams of new office paper include recycled content.
To help businesses make the switch to recycled paper, Planet Ark has teamed up with Australian Paper in the Make It Australian Recycled partnership.
Importance of Recycling Office Paper:
When paper is disposed of in landfill rather than recycled, it creates methane as it breaks down. Methane is a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming with a life span 21 times longer than carbon dioxide. Source: VISY Manufacturing recycled paper can use up to 90% less water and 50% less energy than making it from trees.
Source: Sustainability Victoria
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