Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets

A R Shaw made this Freedom of Information request to Southend on Sea Borough Council

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Dear Southend on Sea Borough 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

Southend FOI requests, Southend on Sea Borough Council

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Dear A R Shaw

 

Thank you for your request received on 7^th February for information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request should receive a reply
by 6^th March.

 

If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 06714

 

Best Regards

 

Olivia Allen

 

Creating a Better Southend

Information Performance Officer ( 01702 215107 (Direct)
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Apologies, your reference for the FOI below is actually 06725 – please
only use this number as a reference and disregard the number in the
initial email below.

 

Kind Regards

Olivia

 

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Customer Notice: Please do not e-mail Freedom of Information requests for
Southend Borough Council to individual officers. Please instead direct
them to [1][email address] where our central team will
direct their registration and completion.

 

Dear A R Shaw

 

Thank you for your request received on 7^th February for information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request should receive a reply
by 6^th March.

 

If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 06714

 

Best Regards

 

Olivia Allen

 

Creating a Better Southend

Information Performance Officer ( 01702 215107 (Direct)
| * [2][email address] |8 [3]www.southend.gov.uk

Department of the Chief Executive l Southend-on-Sea Borough Council |
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER

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Debee Skinner, Southend on Sea Borough Council

Dear Mr Shaw 

 

In response to your Freedom of information request number 6725, in which
you asked the following questions

 

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?

 

I can confirm that a search for the information has been completed.

 

1.    Due to contract changes we are only able to supply the information
for a 6 month period, which is 2615 reams

2.    New contract therefore Southend Borough Council does not have a
complete figure for 2017-18.

Fleet hardware and click to date: £210,674

Fleet hardware and click spend forecast to March 18: £250,000

3.    We do not recycle paper separately

4.    The Council has a comprehensive Low Carbon Energy and Sustainability
Strategy and publishes an Annual Report on its progress towards these
ambitions.  The Strategy and the 2017 Annual Report can be found on the
Council website at
[1]http://www.southend.gov.uk/downloads/fil....

5.    See above response

 

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Kind regards

 

Debee Skinner | Business Intelligence Officer | Southend-on-Sea Borough
Council

 

Creating a Better Southend

 

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P Before printing, please think about the environment.

 

    

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