Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets

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

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Dear South 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

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Shaw

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request

Reference No: 1242575

I acknowledge your request for information received into the Legal & Democratic Services on 08/02/2018.

Your request for information has been placed before:-

Assistant Director

Lucy Youles

Assistant Director Corporate

01476 406080 ext: 6105

[email address]

Service Manager(s)

Adrian Smith

Reputation, Communications & Consultation

01476 406080

[email address]

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Adrian Smith

Service Manager Reputation, Communications & Consultation

01476 406080

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Shaw

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1242575

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 08/02/2018 10:17:55. Our response is as follows:

The total amount of reams of paper used by the authority in the last 12 months
The total amount of paper used over 12 months is:- 1,300,000 sheets of A4 75% recycled stock. 815,000 sheets A4 Bond. 60,000 sheets A3 Bond.

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.16/17

Internal Print Room
16/17 17/18 yr to date
Income from external print jobs (2,448.75) (2,780.80)
Paper 13,535.96 14,732.48
Printing Materials (consumables) 4,445.21 2,627.96
Colour photocopier 10,656.17 8,919.96
Corporate Stationery 3,474.09 2,409.49
29,662.68 25,909.09

The amount of recycling of paper from your offices.
N/A

4) Does the local authority have a target to reduce the use of paper - if so what is the current progress?
We have an overall programme to reduce expenditure, which will impact on paper use.

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

N/A

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Customer Services

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Fiona Truman

Team Leader Reputation, Communications & Consultation

01476 406080