Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets

A R Shaw made this Freedom of Information request to North Kesteven District Council

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Dear North Kesteven District Council,

I am currently compiling data on the cost to both the environment and expenditure on the use of paper.

I would be grateful if you can give me information on the following:

1) The total amount of reams of paper used by the authority in the last 12 months
2) The amount of expenditure on printing, photocopying, and consumables for internal purposes. We are not interested in the amount of expenditure for printing of publications for external use.
3) The amount of recycling of paper from your offices.
4) Does the local authority have a target to reduce the use of paper - if so what is the current progress?
5) Does the local authority have a target to reduce their carbon footprint - if so what is the current progress?

Yours faithfully,

A R Shaw

NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 17/519

 

18 January 2018

 

Dear Sir or Madam

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Paper costs
and carbon footprint reduction targets.

 

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Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext 28186

 

 

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NK - FOI, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 17/519

 

9 February 2018

 

Dear Sir or Madam

 

We refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets.

 

The information you requested is given below:

 

1)    The total amount of reams of paper used by the authority in the last
12 months.

 

In 2017 – 2,200 reams of A4 / 95 reams of A3.

 

2)    The amount of expenditure on printing, photocopying, and consumables
for internal purposes. We are not interested in the amount of expenditure
for printing of publications for external use.

 

£41,556.40

 

3)    The amount of recycling of paper from your offices.

 

All office paper recycled or taken for specialist confidential disposal.

 

4)    Does the local authority have a target to reduce the use of paper -
if so what is the current progress?

 

No

 

5)    Does the local authority have a target to reduce their carbon
footprint - if so what is the current progress?

 

40% by 2020 (80% by 2050) from 2008/09 baseline – actual reduction to
2016/17 40.64%.

 

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Yours faithfully

 

Ms Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel No. 01529 414155 Ext. 28186

 

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