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Young Writers celebrates Global Recycling Day

By Luke Chapman | Kids, Parents, Teachers, Environment

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Global Recycling Day is an important event at Young Writers, that’s why we do our part to help out.

Global Recycling Day is an important event at Young Writers, that’s why we do our part to help out.

We’re proud of taking positive action towards reducing our impact on the environment and the lovely planet we live on.

Did you know we produce on average 70,000 books a month? As you can imagine we need lots of paper to make these!

Fun Fact: In 2020 we used over 40 million sheets of paper – that’s enough to get you all the way around the moon!

With this in mind, we know we need to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint, here are just some of the ways we do this…

We get our paper from The Premier Paper Group – who, like us, care about the environment. Every single sheet of paper they deliver is made from a minimum of 70% recycled pulp.

Fun Fact: Recycled paper is paper that has been processed to remove printing inks and other unwanted elements, freeing the paper fibres for further use.

Our colour Nexpresses are from Kodak - they use recycled materials to produce their ink cartridges and use human operators to reduce computer errors.

Fun Fact: The cartridges made from recycled materials are then recycled again after use, they can then be found anywhere around the world!

Our black and white presses are from Xerox who are one of the leaders in bringing sustainable printing to Europe.

Fun Fact: Xerox were the first company in Europe to be featured in EPEAT, a system allowing people to make purchases based on sustainability.

We don’t only outsource our sustainability efforts, we tackle them right here in our office. Did you know we offer free delivery on books posted out to schools? You’ll be saving money AND helping the environment. What a deal!

Alongside recycling facilities throughout the premises, our Cycle to Work Scheme helps reduce carbon emissions and provides cheap transportation for staff.

These are just a few of the ways we do our part in making the world a better place. After all, if we want to encourage young writers to develop their creative writing, we should probably leave them a planet behind to inspire them!

Published: Wednesday 17th March 2021 at 3:26pm