Reducing the use of paper use may increase the UK Government’s carbon footprint – and reduce security!
Release date: 21.12.2016 | images: 2
In an open letter to the Rt Hon Mrs Andrea Leadsom, UK Government Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (Defra), Two Sides, a global organisation which promotes the attractiveness and sustainability of print and paper, challenges the government to explain how its planned paper reduction program will assist carbon reduction targets. In its recently published “Greening Government Commitments 2016-2020” Defra reveals a commitment to reducing paper consumption by 50%. However, this report does not consider what communications medium will replace this reduced paper use or that alternatives, most likely digital, will themselves have substantial environmental impacts.