30 July 2008
Transport & Technical Services (TTS) has become the first States department to only use recycled copier paper.
The migration to recycled paper follows a project by the States of Jersey Corporate Procurement Team to make a selection of recycled stationery available to all States departments.
Although TTS has used recycled paper for several years, it is only now that it has become standard across the whole department. Recycled paper has, in the past, been associated with poor quality but the recycled paper available in today’s market is much improved, with a quality easily comparable to paper made from virgin pulp.
TTS hope that their decision to use only recycled copier paper will encourage other States departments to follow suit and early indications are very positive as Planning and Environment have started a 3 month trial of recycled copier paper in their offices and trials in a number of schools are planned to commence in September.
John Richardson, Chief Officer for Transport & Technical Services said: ‘Achieving the new recycling target of 36% will be challenging so it is essential that as a department TTS demonstrates commitment in every way possible. Recycling does not end with materials being separated and taken to a bring bank, in fact that is just the beginning and the future of recycling depends on there being a sustainable market for the materials collected. ‘